Analytical Analysis of Tip Travel in a Bourdon Tube
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Bourdon tubes are the most commonly used elastic elements in mechanical pressure gauges. Basic theory describing the principles of Bourdon behavior is readily available but very few analytical studies have been published that model Bourdon element behavior. The purpose of this research is to develop an analytical model to determine tip displacement in tubular elastic elements using basic principles of solid mechanics. To determine the validity of the results obtained from the analytical model, a study of results from finite element solutions and experimental data is also presented.
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