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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 1,000 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:
 [1]
  1. Covina, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ALLIED-SIGNAL INC
OSTI Identifier:
865338
Patent Number(s):
4499772
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76OR02908
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
flexural; support; ratio; lateral-to-axial; stiffness; convoluted; flexible; structure; provided; capable; supplying; lateral; axial; spring; rate; excess; 000; form; steel; disc; specified; radius; concentric; convolutions; thickness; range; 01; 02; inch; 50; pounds; 100; vibration; device; motion; vibrator; highly; restricted; providing; relatively; free; displacement; 25; axial displacement; support structure; relatively free; flexible support; lateral motion; spring rate; /73/267/

Citation Formats

Haas, Wendall M. B. Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Haas, Wendall M. B. Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness. United States.
Haas, Wendall M. B. Tue . "Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865338.
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title = {Flexural support member having a high ratio of lateral-to-axial stiffness},
author = {Haas, Wendall M. B.},
abstractNote = {A convoluted flexible support structure is provided which is capable of supplying a lateral to axial spring rate in excess of 1,000 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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