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Advances in the analysis and design of constant-torque springsIn order to improve the design procedure of constant-torque springs used in aerospace applications, several new analysis techniques have been developed. These techniques make it possible to accurately construct a torque-rotation curve for any general constant-torque spring configuration. These new techniques allow for friction in the system to be included in the analysis, an area of analysis that has heretofore been unexplored. The new analysis techniques also include solutions for the deflected shape of the spring as well as solutions for drum and roller support reaction forces. A design procedure incorporating these new capabilities is presented.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
McGuire, John R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Yura, Joseph A. (Texas Univ. Austin, TX United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: 30th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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