Development and Analysis of a Long-Stroke Spring Guiding System

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Kuang-Yuh Huang, Chi-hwa Ho

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan 10764, ROC

J. Mech. Des 126(6), 1055-1061 (Feb 14, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1803853 History: Received April 03, 2003; Revised March 17, 2004; Online February 14, 2005
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Basic construction of linear guiding system with a belt-shaped spring
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Half belt-shaped spring prior to and after preload
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Stress distributions of a preloaded half belt-shaped spring for two preload situations
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Maximum strain S versus preload force ratio v1p for different initial radius ratios v2(S−v1p curves)
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Preload force ratio v1p versus preload displacement ratio v3 for different initial radius ratios v2(v1p−v3 curves)
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Recovery force ratio v1a versus guided displacement ratio v4 for different initial radius ratios v2,(v1a−v4 curves), preload displacement ratios v3=0.6
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Maximum strain S versus guided displacement ratio v4 for different radius ratios v2(S−v4 curves), preload displacement ratio v3=0.6
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Preload force Fpre as a function of preload displacement δ
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Recovery force Fa versus guided displacement Xa
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Recovery force Fa versus clamping angle θa
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(a) Equivalent springs and (b) relation between pitching angle and unbalanced loading
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Free body diagram in a pitched situation
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Design variations for long-stroke guiding system
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Analytical model and moments for a lateral loading
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Cross-shaped groove pattern on spring surface for improving lateral stiffness




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