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Title: Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness

Abstract

A convoluted flexible support structure is provided which is capable of supplying a lateral to axial spring rate in excess of 1000 to 1. A support member in the form of a steel disc having a specified number of rather large radius, concentric convolutions and a thickness in the range of from about 0.01 to 0.02 inch has an axial stiffness of about 50 pounds/inch while the lateral stiffness is about 100,000 pounds/inch. The support member may be used to support a vibration device where the lateral motion of the vibrator must be highly restricted while providing relatively free axial displacement of about +-0.25 inch.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6969992
Application Number:
ON: DE84011104
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-026660; EDB-84-084758
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76OR02908
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SUPPORTS; FLEXURAL STRENGTH; DESIGN; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; 420202* - Engineering- Protective Structures & Equipment; 420500 - Engineering- Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Haas, W.M.B. Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Haas, W.M.B. Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness. United States.
Haas, W.M.B. Thu . "Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness". United States.
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title = {Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness},
author = {Haas, W.M.B.},
abstractNote = {A convoluted flexible support structure is provided which is capable of supplying a lateral to axial spring rate in excess of 1000 to 1. A support member in the form of a steel disc having a specified number of rather large radius, concentric convolutions and a thickness in the range of from about 0.01 to 0.02 inch has an axial stiffness of about 50 pounds/inch while the lateral stiffness is about 100,000 pounds/inch. The support member may be used to support a vibration device where the lateral motion of the vibrator must be highly restricted while providing relatively free axial displacement of about +-0.25 inch.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {6}
}