18. Investigation of the damping of a spring

  • helical spring

  • 100 g slotted mass hanger

  • 100 g slotted masses

  • stand, boss and clamp

  • pin and blu tack to use as fiducial mark

  • metre ruler

  • stopwatch / timer (reading to 0,01 s)

Hazard Risk Control measure

Breaking wire

Physical injury if the spring breaks.

Students should wear eye protection and should provide safe landing for the load should sample break, e.g. a box containing old cloth/sponges etc.