RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

Optimal Design of Disk Springs

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S. M. Metwalli

Mechanical Eng. Dept., University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

G. S. A. Shawki

Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

A. A. Elzoghby

Mechanical Design and Production Dept., Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 107(4), 477-481 (Dec 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3260748 History: Received May 30, 1984; Online November 19, 2009


In this paper the optimal disk spring is defined. Spring resilience is used as an objective function in order to attain maximum utilization of material. Various constraints on stress and/or deflection are considered. Results indicate that the radially tapered section represents the optimal realistic disk spring which maximizes the objective function and satisfies stipulated constraints. Optimal design parameters for radially tapered disk springs are thus considered and compared with those for uniform-section disk springs.

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