Accession Number:

ADA305951

Title:

Analytical Analysis of Tip Travel in a Bourdon Tube

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE