Stiffness of Variable Thickness Belleville Springs

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G. La Rosa, M. Messina, A. Risitano

Istituto di Macchine Università di Catania Viale A. Doria, 6 95125 Catania, Italy

J. Mech. Des 123(2), 294-299 (Feb 01, 1998) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1357162 History: Received February 01, 1998
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Belleville spring of variable thickness
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Cup spring with thickness varying along the generatrix of the cone (τ is the dimensionless parameter that characterizes the type of cross-section)
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Trend of the load-displacement stiffness curves for −1≤τ≤0
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Trend of the load-displacement stiffness curves for 0≤τ≤1
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Comparison between the stiffness curves of two springs; one of constant thickness (τ=0) and one of variable thickness (τ=1)
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Stress on the lower surface
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Stress on the upper surface
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Maximum circumferential stresses
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Loading curve of the spring
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Maximum circumferential stresses
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Stress state on the external surfaces
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Variation of the stresses on varying ϕ



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