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Plunger Detent Mechanism
Plunger Detent Mechanism Design Equations and Calculator
This is an example of a plunger detent mechanism.
Plunger Detent Mechanism Design Equations
R = P tan α.
For friction coefficient F at contact surface:
RF = P tan α F
R = Resultant Force (lbs-f, N)
RF = Resultant Force (lbs-f, N)
P = Plunger Force (lbs-f, N)
F =Friction Coefficient
α = angle (degrees)
Handbook of Machining and Metal Working Calculations, Ron A. Walsh 2001