Interactive Resource icon  Materials for Elastic Hinges and Couplings

 
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Description: This case study shows how to choose materials to make elastic hinges and couplings. Flexure or torsion hinges are a common part of many engineering designs.
Keywords: bending • snapping • flexure • torsion • loading • elastic • stress • strain • polyethylene • poplypropylene • nylon • PTFE • elastomers • copper alloys • steel
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Alloy steels
Materials > Metals & alloys > Copper & alloys
Materials > Polymers & elastomers > Elastomers
Materials > Polymers & elastomers > Plastics > Thermoplastics > Polyamides (Nylons, PA)
Materials > Polymers & elastomers > Plastics > Thermoplastics > Polyethylene (PE)
Materials > Polymers & elastomers > Plastics > Thermoplastics > Polypropylene (PP)
Materials > Polymers & elastomers > Plastics > Thermoplastics > Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon, PTFE)
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Elastic modulus
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Yield 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
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Resource ID: 3320