A Study of Belleville Spring and Diaphragm Spring in Engineering

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Ye Zhiming

Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai University of Technology, Shanghai 200072, People’s Republic of China

Yeh Kaiyuan

Department of Mechanics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730001, People’s Republic of China

J. Appl. Mech 57(4), 1026-1031 (Dec 01, 1990) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2897621 History: Received September 21, 1989; Revised January 23, 1990; Online March 31, 2008


This paper deals with the static response of a Belleville spring and a diaphragm spring by using the finite rotation and large deflection theories of a beam and conical shell, and an experimental method as well. The authors propose new mechanical analysis mathematical models. The exact solution of a variable width cantilever beam is obtained. By using the integral equation method and the iterative method to solve the simplified equations and Reissner’s equations of finite rotation and large deflection of a conical shell, this paper has calculated a great number of numerical results. The properties of loads, strains, stresses and displacements, and the distribution rules of strains and stresses of diaphragm springs are investigated in detail by means of the experimental method. The unreasonableness of several assumptions in traditional theories and calculating method is pointed out.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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