1) Drawing has the dimensions => You can calculate the volume => You can calculate the mass
Complicated structure can be ignored. We need a rough estimation.
2) Your restoring force can have two terms:
- one comes from the spring constant k
- the other from the gravity
The wire used to suspend the EDCs is tungsten?
To verify, for my model, the EDC will be the mass of all four dampers or a single damper? The length of the wire used to suspend the EDC will be the combined length of 4 wires or length of a single wire?
Taking into account the densities for each material (specific material of each component was listed, so I looked up the densities), and trying my best to approximate the volumes of each component, I have determined
the mass of the mirror + mirror holder to be ~100 g and the mass of a single EDC to be ~19 g
I am thinking that perhaps my mass estimations were off? The model that I have used fits the data better than the model that I have made (changing the masses to fit my estimations of the values)