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Thread: Compressibility of copper gaskets/sheets

  1. #1
    Associate Engineer
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    Jul 2018

    Compressibility of copper gaskets/sheets

    Hi all,

    I am specifying a corrugated copper gasket to sit between a 25mm diameter bolt (w/ 42mm diameter bolt head) and a steel wall.
    I need to specify a gasket thickness that will deliver a compression of 1-2mm when the bolt is loaded to 10kN.

    Does anyone know where I may find a guide to calculating or standards for the compressibility of corrugated gaskets or corrugated sheets.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Bold Springs, GA
    The material manufacturer should have compressibility data if not you should conduct tests.

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