Stiffness

Stiffness is resistance to deflection

Stiffness is the resistance of an elastic body to deflection or deformation by an applied force - and can be expressed as

k = F / δ                              (1)

where

k = stiffness (N/m, lb/in)

F = applied force (N, lb)

δ = extension, deflection (m, in)

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