elliptic spring

elliptic spring

[ə′lip·tik ′spriŋ]
(design engineering)
A spring made of laminated steel plates, arched to resemble an ellipse.
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Among the topics are multi-functional composite fatigue, developing a benchmark example for predicting delamination fatigue growth, modeling fatigue damage in long-fiber thermoplastics, assessing fatigue limit predictors of graphite/epoxy co-cured composite joints through quasi-static acoustic emission count peaks, and stiffness and fatigue behavior of composite elliptic springs.
Fatigue data for laminates, joints, thermoplastics, graphite epoxies, carbon nanotubes, elliptic springs and tidal turbines
The state coach features an impressive and ornately finished cruciform body with a vaulted, domed roof, situated atop double elliptic springs and ironbound artillery patterned wheels.