Problem: Replace the Spring Damper with a Single-Component Force. Create a Length vs Force Plot. Find the Static Equilibrium using the Single-Component Force. Note: If you need assistance on a step, just click on it for more information. Note: Click on images to enlarge.
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1) Right Click on the Spring, choose Spring: SPRING_1, and click on choose Delete.

2) Click on the Forces Tab and go to Applied Force: Force (Single-Component).

3) Change the Run-time Direction to Two Bodies, for the Characteristic choose K and C and input K=5.0, C=0.05 .

4) Then click on PART_2 for the action body.

5) Then click on ground for the reaction body.

6) Then click on PART_2.cm for the action point.

7) Then click on the y-axis on the grid for the action point.



1) Right-click on the Force: SFORCE_1 and select Measure.

2) Change the Measure Name to spring_force.

3) Change the Characteristic to Force.

4) Change the Component to mag then click OK.

5) Go to the Simulation Tab and click on Run a Scripted Simulation (Calculator Icon).

6) Click on Interactive.

7) Change the End Time to 2.

8) Change the Steps to 50.

9) Then click on Start or continue simulation.

1) First right-click Plot, choose Plot: scht1 then click on Transfer To Full Plot.

2) Click on Clear Plot.

3) Click on Data.

4) In the Independent Axis Browser, click on Spring_length in the Results Set and Q in the Component .

5) Click OK.

6) Click Add Curves.



1) Finding the Static Equilibrium of the Single-Component, Action-Reaction Force

2) To view the force at static equilibrium click on the Static Equilibrium tool. As you can see the value of the Force generated is the same as the Force generated by the Spring Damper.



    • The block’s mass is 187.224 kg.
    • Therefore, to balance the force of gravity, the spring damper must generate:
      • 187.224 kg * 9806.65 mm/s2 = 1836.04 N
    • The results produced by Adams View is the same as the hand calcuated answer.