- Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
- Format: Paperback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 202mm x 8mm | 141g
- Publication date: 14 February 1998
- Publication City/Country: Hemel Hempstead
- ISBN 10: 0852429258
- ISBN 13: 9780852429259
- Illustrations note: 10 black & white photographs; 57 plans, scale drawings & graphs; 12 tables of data
- Sales rank: 68,942
Few mechanics are entirely devoid of springs of one sort or another, but satisfactory operation rests on details such as spring strength and degree of movement. Yet information on calculating and making springs is not easily available. This book explains the property of each type of spring, plus essential materials and methods. Engineers, professional or amateur, often find designing springs difficult due to the number of variables and the complexity of the formulae. The book also introduces the designer to charts and nomograms, which greatly simplify the process. Tubal Cain draws on several decades of experience in the actual processes and covers the design and manufacture of compression and extension coil springs, simple and compound leaf springs, torsion springs and torsion bars, springs relying on bending actions and a useful graphical method of designing valve springs for IC engines.
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Tubal Cain was the pen name of engineer and craftsman Tom Walshaw, the writer of many best-selling home workshop and model engineering guides.
Table of contents
Tension and Compression Spring Principles. Compression and Tension Spring Design. Worked Examples. Winding Coil Springs. Leaf Spring Principles. Leaf Spring Design. Making Leaf Springs. Torsion Springs. I.C. Engine Valve Springs.