Enter the distance from the fixed mounting point to the center object, the distance from the hinge point to the mounting point, the weight of the object, and the number of springs into the calculator to determine the gas spring force.

Gas Spring Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Gas Spring Force.

Fs = (W*X) / (N*Y)

  • Where Fs is the gas spring force
  • W is the weight of the object being moved
  • X is the distance from the fixed mounting point to the center of the object
  • N is the number of springs
  • Y is the distance from the hinge point to the moving mounting point

What is a Gas Spring Force?

Definition:

A gas spring force is defined as the total force each gas spring must exert to move an object of a certain weight and distance from the moving axis.

How to Calculate Gas Spring Force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Gas Spring Force.

First, determine the weight of the object. In this example, the weight is 10 lbs.

Next, determine the distance from the fixed mounting point to the center of the object. For this problem, the distance is 5 inches.

Next, determine the distance from the hinge point to the moving mount point. In this example, this is 4 inches.

Next, determine the number of spring. For this system, there are 3 springs.

Finally, calculate the gas spring force using the formula above:

Fs = (W*X) / (N*Y)

Fs = (5*10) / (3*4)

Fs = 4.166 lbf