Stress Analysis of a Helical Coil

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Irving Stein

Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 30(1), 122-126 (Mar 01, 1963) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3630056 History: Received June 13, 1961; Revised May 31, 1962; Online September 16, 2011


The solution for the torsional-stress problem in a small-angle helical coil of rectangular cross section is derived. The exact solution is then approximated for validity at small coil indices. This work complements the solution of Gohner,2 which is valid at larger coil indices.

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