Optimal catalogue selection and custom design of belleville spring arrangements

Abstract : A Belleville spring is usually used in mechanical systems to obtain large loads for small distances of travel. Such a spring has a non-linear load-length curve. Moreover, Belleville springs are commonly stacked together in series or in parallel or both. Thus, defining a design that uses Belleville springs is not an easy matter. The existing assistance tool only checks whether a proposed design is acceptable or not. To improve design assistance, we show how optimization processes can be used in order to build a tool that interactively proposes an optimal design directly from the designer’s requirements. The tool presents both an optimal design using a Belleville spring taken from a catalogue and an optimal custom design. An illustrative example is presented to highlight the benefits of using such an assistance tool.
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Manuel Paredes, Alain Daidié. Optimal catalogue selection and custom design of belleville spring arrangements. International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing, Springer Verlag, 2010, 4 (1), pp.51-59. ⟨10.1007/s12008-009-0086-4⟩. ⟨hal-02120195⟩



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