Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-3122
2002-11-18

A Direct Method for Designing Fuel Filler Door with Torsional Spring 2002-01-3122

A direct method is developed for designing a vehicle fuel filler door with torsional spring. The design parameters include the door's geometrical parameters and spring dimensions. The design requirements are based on the finger force curve during closing and opening, and the bending stress in the spring. An example is included to demonstrate the effectiveness of the new method.

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