Plastic Snap Fit Straight Beam Dynamic Strain Equation Calculator

Plastics Design Menu

(This calculator requires a java - enabled browser)
Open: Plastic Snap Fit Straight Beam Calculator

This calculator calculates the Dynamic Strain of a cantilevered flexing finger typically used in plastic snap fit type designs.

This calculator will calculate the unknown for the given conditions.

Four (3) inputs are required, See the application illustration at bottom of page.

The following are definitions for the elements:

E = Dynamic Strain (unit less)
Y = Maximum deflection (in, mm)
ho = Thickness at base of finger (in, mm)
L = Length of finger (in, mm)

Check calculated strain against material mechanical specifications.

Open: Plastic Snap Fit Straight Beam Calculator

The Dynamic Strain, also called stretch ratio or extension ratio is a measure of the extensional or normal strain of a differential line element, which can be defined at either the undeformed configuration or the deformed configuration. It is defined as the ratio between the final length and the initial lengthof the material line.

Contribute Article Spider Optimizer

© Copyright 2000 - 2017, by Engineers Edge, LLC www.engineersedge.com
All rights reserved
Disclaimer | Feedback | Advertising | Contact

Spider Optimizer

Home
Engineering Book Store
Engineering Forum
Excel App. Downloads
Online Books & Manuals
Engineering News
Engineering Videos
Engineering Calculators
Engineering Toolbox
Engineering Jobs
GD&T Training Geometric Dimensioning Tolerancing
DFM DFA Training
Training Online Engineering
Advertising Center



Copyright Notice

Publishing Program