The displacement caused by a unit force applied to a spring or structural component. It is the reciprocal of stiffness (Units m/N).


The springiness of the system. A higher value means softer.
C = compliance [m6kg-1]
V = volume [m3]
γ = ratio of specific heats
ρ0 = density of the gas [kgm-3]

See also: Stiffness.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering Noise & Vibration