# Truck suspensions often have “helper springs” dial engage at high loads. One such arrangement is a leaf spring with a helper coil spring mounted on the axle, as shown in Figure P5.26. When the main leaf spring is compressed by distance y 0 , the helper spring engages and then helps to support, any additional load. Suppose the leaf spring constant is 5.25 × 10 5 N/m, the helper spring constant is 3.60 × 10 5 N/m, and y 0 = 0.500 m. (a) What is the compression of the leaf spring for a load of 5.00 × 10 5 N? (b) How much work is done in compressing the springs? Figure P5.26

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300

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