helical spring


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helical spring

[′hel·ə·kəl ′spriŋ]
(design engineering)
A bar or wire of uniform cross section wound into a helix.
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helical spring

helical spring
A coil spring wound in the form of a spiral or a helix. A helical spring absorbs both tensile and compression loads.
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Coverage encompasses simple stresses and strains, shear force and bending, bending stresses in beams, shear stresses in beams, torsion, close coiled helical springs, columns and struts, deflection, principal planes and stresses, and thin and thick cylinders, among other topics.
Other topics include the thermomechanical behavior of shape memory alloy helical springs, the effect of temperature on the shear strength of adhesively bonded joints, a cobalt-based superalloy coating, and grain size distribution in annealed silicon steel.
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