## A mass weighting 48 lbs stretches a spring 6 inches. The mass is in a medium that exerts a viscous resistance of 27 lbs when the mass has a

Question

A mass weighting 48 lbs stretches a spring 6 inches. The mass is in a medium that exerts a viscous resistance of 27 lbs when the mass has a velocity of 6 ft/sec. Suppose the object is displaced an additional 6 inches and released.

Required:
a. Find an equation for the object’s displacement, u(t), in feet after t seconds.
b. What is the mass of the object?
c. What is the damping coefficient?
d. What is the spring constant?

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3 years 2021-09-04T14:19:23+00:00 1 Answers 16 views 0

a)

b)

m = 48lb

c)

b = 144.76lb

Explanation:

The general equation of a damping oscillate motion is given by:

(1)

uo: initial position

m: mass of the block

b: damping coefficient

w: angular frequency

α: initial phase

a. With the information given in the statement you replace the values of the parameters in (1). But first, you calculate the constant b by using the information about the viscous resistance force:

Then, you obtain by replacing in (1):

6in = 0.499 ft

b.

mass, m = 48lb

c.

b = 144.76 lb/s