DOI: 10.1115/1.4058395 ISSN: 0097-6822

An Outline for the Application of Fatigue and Elastic Results to Metal-Spring Design

T. McLean Jasper


This paper deals particularly with factors of design of metal springs used for shock-absorbing purposes and for recuperating machinery. The problem of the design of springs, the author states, is divided into two parts: (1) the static elastic and fatigue properties of the material to be used in their construction; and (2) the shape of the springs, together with the distribution of the stresses developed in their use for a given deformation. In the discussion of these two points the author gives results of experimental work carried out at the Engineering Experiment Station of the University of Illinois.

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