|PDH Online Course Description||PDH Units/
Learning Units (Hours)
John R. Andrew, P.E.
This 2-PDH course spreadsheet can be used to calculate the: deflection and shear stress in round and square wire compression and tension coil springs. The angular deflection, shear, and bending stress, in round and rectangular torsion bars are also calculated. The calculations within this live spreadsheet will facilitate the initial design and engineering of coil springs and torsion bars. When various factors are typed into the Input cells, the spreadsheet will calculate results automatically. In addition, the powerful tool, "Goal Seek" can be used to optimize each Calculation.
Step-by-step illustrated examples show how to use the spread sheet tools to optimize spring and torsion bar designs. This course is divided into 4 sections.
1. Summary 2. Coil springs 3. Torsion Bars 4. Spring Materials
The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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