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Description: This case study shows how to choose materials to maximize the energy stored per unit volume/mass for a spring without failing. The spring is a common component in engineering.
Keywords: spring • mass • stored energy • toughness • stress • steel • nylon • elastomers • titanium alloys
Categories: Science approaches > Deformation & failure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Carbon steels
Materials > Metals & alloys > Titanium & alloys
Materials > Polymers & elastomers > Elastomers
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Elastic modulus
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Fatigue strength
Other topics > Design
Other topics > Material selection
Created by: M.F. Ashby, University of Cambridge
Granta Design
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Date created: 30 August 2010
Date added: 16 December 2010
Resource ID: 3311