American Journal of Applied Sciences

Experimental Investigation Of Polymeric Compound Cross Section Springs

Mayas Al-Mahasne and Tareq A. Abu Shreehah

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.33.36

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 1

Pages 33-36


This paper presents an experimental investigation of the characteristic of the compound cross section springs on models made from polymeric materials (organic glass). Two constructive variants of the compound spring sections were specified with the help of criteria of similarity. The criterion of similarity of natural and model springs was determined by the simulation method at particular spring deflection. The problem of simulation was brought to accurate determination of the magnitudes that characterize the physical and mechanical properties of materials for natural and model springs. It was experimentally proved that the use of the proposed new type of springs significantly increases the spring stiffness.


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