The Slack in a Stretched Thin Foil Bent Against Two Parallel Cylinders

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A. Eshel

Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 97(3), 1149-1152 (Aug 01, 1975) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438670 History: Received March 20, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


A stretched finite stiffness foil bent against two parallel cylinders is approximately analyzed. The difference between its length and that of a perfectly flexible foil under similar conditions, termed “slack,” is computed. Changes in wrap angle and in frictional slip forces due to the finite tape stiffness are evaluated. Pertinent results are graphically presented as a function of a stiffness parameter and radii ratio.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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