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 Elastic Compression Calculator 
 Based on Case 8: Two Cylinders in Contact with Axes Parallel 

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 8: Two Cylinders in Contact with Axes Parallel

InputAmount
Applied Force:
Diameter of Longer Cylinder:
Diameter of Shorter Cylinder:
Material of Longer Cylinder*:
     Young's Modulus*:
     Poisson's Ratio*:
Material of Shorter Cylinder*:
     Young's Modulus*:
     Poisson's Ratio*:
Length of Shorter Cylinder:
*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 8: Two Cylinders in Contact with Axes Parallel
Diagram for Case 8: Two Cylinders in Contact with Axes Parallel
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Date Created: Thursday, March 22, 2001
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2005
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