Ryan Hevner

Spring Connectors

Discussion created by Ryan Hevner on Nov 1, 2007
Latest reply on Nov 27, 2007 by genexxer genexxer
I'd like to define stiffness values of a spring connector in polar coordinates with respect to an axis.

I desire the following stiffness values
K axial
K radial
K tangential

In other words, instead of having the stiffness constant in the shear plane I need to separate it into two components (radial and tangential).

See the attached picture.