Thickness Profiles for Rotating Circular Disks That Maximize Critical Speed

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G. M. Warner

A. A. Renshaw

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, M/C 4703, New York, NY 10027

J. Appl. Mech 68(3), 505-507 (Dec 05, 2000) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1360182 History: Received March 20, 2000; Revised December 05, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Scale drawings of the radial profiles of the saw designs shown in Table 2. (a) Uniform thickness; (b) optimal profile; (c) existing profile. Cross-hatched area represents rigid clamping.



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