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Investigation to show how Elastic Bands Behave Under Load.

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  • Submitted: 30/09/2003
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AS and A Level Waves & Cosmology

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Investigation to show how Elastic Bands Behave Under Load

Prediction

The aim of the investigation is to determine how elastic bands behave under load. Before I begin the investigation I will carry out a preliminary experiment into the behaviour of a spring, which I believe will not act in the same way as the elastic band.

In the preliminary investigation a spring was put under load and the results were as follows:

Load/g

Length/cm

Extension/cm

0

2.2

0

100

11.0

8.8

200

13.1

10.9

300

15.3

13.1

400

17.2

15.0

500

21.1

18.9

600

24.6

22.4

700

29.0

26.8

800

34.3

32.1

900

88.5

36.3

1000

42.0

39.8

1100

46.6

44.4

1200

1300

1400

From previous knowledge of Hooke's Law, which explains, extension is proportional to load until elastic limit is reached. The preliminary experiment with the spring shows, that they obey Hooke's Law up until the point

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