__Gas Spring Force Calculator:__

__Gas Spring Force Calculator:__

Enter the values of weight, W_{(N)} in Newton metre applied to the gas spring, distance, X_{(m)} moved by the gas spring, number, N of gas springs and distance, Y from the hinge point to the moving mounting point to determine the value of gas spring force, F_{s(N)}.

__Gas Spring Force Formula:__

__Gas Spring Force Formula:__

Gas spring force refers to the force exerted by a gas spring, a type of spring that uses compressed gas contained within a cylinder and compressed by a piston to exert a force.

Gas spring force, F_{s(N)} in Newton is calculated by dividing the product of weight, W_{(N)} applied to the gas spring and distance, X_{(m)} in metres moved by the gas spring by the product of number, N of gas springs and distance, Y from the hinge point to the moving mounting point.

Gas spring force, F_{s(N) } = W_{(N)} * X_{(m)} / N * Y

F_{s(N) } = Gas spring force, in Newton, N.

W_{(N)} = weight applied to the gas spring in Newton, N.

X_{(m)} = distance moved by the gas spring in metre, m.

N = number of gas springs.

Y = distance from the hinge point to the moving mounting point.

__Gas Spring Force Calculation:__

__Gas Spring Force Calculation:__

- Suppose you are designing a hatch cover that needs a gas spring for support. The hatch weighs 200 N, and you plan to use 2 gas springs. Each gas spring will compress by 0.5 metres when closed, and the system provides a mechanical advantage of 2. Calculate the force each gas spring must exert.

Given: W_{(N)} = 200N, X_{(m)} = 0.5m, N = 2, Y = 2.

Gas spring force, F_{s(N) } = W_{(N)} * X_{(m)} / N * Y

F_{s(N) } = 200 * 0.5 / 2 * 2

F_{s(N) } = 25N.

- For a tool lid that requires a lighter touch, the lid weighs 100 N. You decide to use a single gas spring, where the acquired gas spring force is 26.67N. The mechanical system designed offers a leverage factor of 1.5. Determine the distance moved by the gas spring.

Given: W_{(N)} = 100N, , N = 1, Y = 1.5, F_{s(N) } = 26.27N.

Gas spring force, F_{s(N) } = W_{(N)} * X_{(m)} / N * Y

X_{(m)} = F_{s(N) } * N * Y / W_{(N)}

X_{(m)} = 26.67 * 1 * 1.5 / 100

X_{(m)} = 0.4m.