A transducer's stiffness is calculated from the nominal (rated) force Fnom and the nominal (rated) displacement Snom.
Stiffness is primarily determined by the transducer's design principle and its nominal (rated) force. In physics it corresponds to a spring constant. Stiffness is crucial to the computation of a transducer's resonance frequency.
Force Measurement Glossary: Characteristics of Force Transducers
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