RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Engineering Papers

Design Formulas for Expansion Bellows

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Satish Chand, S. B. L. Garg

M.L.N.R. Engineering College, Allahabad, India

J. Mech. Des 103(4), 881-891 (Oct 01, 1981) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3255001 History: Received November 01, 1979; Online November 17, 2009


In this work the problem for S-type of bellows and U-type of bellows subjected to axial loading is treated by using plate theory and beam theory. The solutions found here are compared with those obtained by rigorous mathematical analysis and simplified expressions are developed for the use of designers. The results for maximum equivalent stresses and axial deflections are plotted for different geometric parameters of bellows.

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