The carriage travelling
at a speed of v = 1m/s is to be stopped at a dead end by using a series
of two springs. The carraige has a mass of 1000 kg. The stiffness of spring
A is 500 N/m while that of B is 800 N/m. Determine the maximum deformation
of each spring due to the collision.
Let sA and sB be the
displacement of springs A and B respectively.