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Radial Expansion of Impacted Helical Springs

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G. A. Costello

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.

J. Appl. Mech 42(4), 789-792 (Dec 01, 1975) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423707 History: Received February 01, 1975; Revised June 01, 1975; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

A theory is presented which will predict the radial expansion of impacted helical springs. This becomes important in cases where the spring is surrounded by a cylindrical constraint because of the possibility of excessive wear. The results show that the dynamic radial expansion can be much larger than that predicted by statical methods.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
Topics: Springs , Wear
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