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 Elastic Compression Calculator 
 Based on Case 14: Sphere in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove 

Elastic Compression Calculator is a web-based tool for calculating the elastic compression of spheres and cylinders at point and line contact.

Elastic Compression of Spheres and Cylinders
at Point and Line Contact

Jack A. Stone and Jay H. Zimmerman

Elastic Compression Conditions
Based on Case 14: Sphere in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove

InputAmount
Applied Force:
Diameter of Ball:
Material of Ball*:
     Young's Modulus*:
     Poisson's Ratio*:
Material of Vee Groove*:
     Young's Modulus*:
     Poisson's Ratio*:
Angle at Center of Groove and Flatter Face:
Angle at Center of Groove and Steeper Face:
Smaller Diameter of Vee Cylinder at Point of Contact:
Larger Diameter of Vee Cylinder at Point of Contact:
*All calculations use accepted values for Young's Modulus and Poisson's Ratio unless you select Other for Material and enter new values for Young's Modulus and Poisson's Ratio.
Diagram for Case 14: Sphere in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove
Diagram for Case 14: Sphere in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove
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Date Created: Thursday, March 22, 2001
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2005
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