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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

 
Spheres
BulletCase 1: Two Spheres in Contact
BulletCase 2: Sphere in Contact with Plane
BulletCase 3: Sphere Between Two Parallel Planes
BulletCase 4: Sphere in Contact with Internal Spherical Surface
 
Cylinders
BulletCase 5: Equal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Right Angles
BulletCase 6: Unequal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Right Angles
BulletCase 7: Unequal Diameter Cylinders Crossed with Axes at Any Angle
BulletCase 8: Two Cylinders in Contact with Axes Parallel
BulletCase 9: Cylinder in Contact with Plane
BulletCase 10: Cylinder Between Two Parallel Planes
 
Spheres and Cylinders
BulletCase 11: Sphere in Contact with External Cylinder
BulletCase 12: Sphere in Contact with Internal Cylinder
BulletCase 13: Sphere in Contact with Symmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove
BulletCase 14: Sphere in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove
BulletCase 15: Cylinder in Contact with Asymmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove
BulletCase 16: Cylinder in Contact with Symmetrical Cylindrical Vee Groove
Elastic Compression of Spheres and Cylinders
at Point and Line Contact
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Date Created: Friday, February 16, 2001
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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