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Development Of Analytical Techniques For Bellows And Diaphragm Design

Report Number: AFRPL TR 68-22
Author: Trainer, T. M.
Author: Lestingi, J. F.
Author: Keith, R. E.
Author: Hulbert, L. E.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Inst Columbus Oh Columbus Labs
Laboratory: Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Pages: 616
AD Number: AD0828243

A 3-year program was conducted to establish analytical design procedures, stress-analysis methods, techniques for manufacturing control, and other factors essential to the successful design and fabrication of metallic bellows and diaphragms. These objectives were accomplished through the identification of parameters pertinent to bellows and diaphragm design and fabrication, the development of improved stress-analysis and buckling-analysis procedures utilizing a digital computer, the investigation of selected aspects of corrosion, and the laboratory verification of theoretically predicted performance characteristics such as spring rate, effective area, vibration response, and fatigue life for representative formed and welded bellows and diaphragms. Extensive theoretical and experimental information is presented in the report as well as guidelines to assist in the analysis and design of bellows and diaphragms.

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