CHAPTER 8

Springs

Chapter Objectives

  1. Identify the given job and select the proper type of spring.

  2. Design the spring parameters as per the given spring dimensions:

    1. Mean coil diameter, wire diameter, number of coils and helix angle in helical spring
    2. Maximum free length in case of compression length
    3. Number of body turns, partial turns, and wire diameter, in case of torsion helical spring
    4. Number of full-length and graduated length leaves, breadth and thickness of leaves, and central deflection in carriage spring
8-1 INTRODUCTION

A spring is a device that allows a controlled application of force, torque, or moment on an element in a machine or mechanism. Resilience, that is, the ability of storing and releasing energy when required, is ...

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