1973-02-01

Two-Stage Multileaf Spring Design 730272

This paper describes the exact method, which the author derived, for designing a two-stage leaf spring. The spring consists of a multileaf first stage, and tapered-leaf second stage. Using this method, the following can be determined: 1. Spring rates and stresses when all physical dimensions are known. 2. Leaf thickness and stresses for given rates. In the Appendix of this paper, a sample of a step-by-step calculation is given, which makes the whole problem easier to understand.

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