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 Posted by: CaptnPea ® 07/22/2005, 09:59:45 Author Profile Mail author Edit Hey All,I'm trying to dig up information on the calculation of force required press fitting a bronze bushing into a piece of sheet metal. I have located information on hoop stresses for pressing a shaft into a hole or boss in plastic, but, my case is a little different in that I do not have a solid section being pressed in, along with the difference in modulus (steel 30.6E6 vs Bronze 15E6 psi).Basic sizes I'm working with...Hole: .500" Max dia interference: -.003" Bushing Wall: .125" (ID of .375")The tricky part is that the dissimilar modulus of the materials is making things a bit more complex than just calculation of the hoop stress in the bushing then applying Hooke’s law to back solve for a pressure to force the circumference change required to get into the hole.Anyone have a source that has resolved governing equations for this situation?Oh.. and in sliding it in, anyone have an opinion on what would be a reasonable range of mu (friction coef.) would be?Thanks, Captn

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 Posted by: Gary Kemp ® 07/30/2005, 18:59:15 Author Profile Mail author Edit I would press some in and measure the actual force required. If this is for an automated system you will want to provide an excess amount of force to ensure the installation anyway. I think you can spend hours calculating and you would still get no closer than testing would provide. Particularly when you consider all of the variables involved. Tolerances, surface finish, lead in edge condition, lubrication, initial part alignment, etc.