Let’s (torsion) spring into action and start the Easter holidays! Torsion springs are very commonly used since they are very flexible and with great machine parks the springs can even be made in only one machine. No extra handling needed. That’s what I call efficient.
Forget about slalom skiing or snowboard, here’s something completely new to me – Fat Bike Ski. Between this fork mount and the ski is a dual pivot urethane torsion spring, which allows the ski to smoothly follow trail pitch without being too flimsy—think of it as an artificial ankle on a skier. Talk about great engineering!
New week! Let’s make it a good one and start by shedding some light on what makes torsion springs so great. In technical terms we’re talking about the torque performance, in this case . Torque is equal to force x leg length: M= F x A. Torsion springs have a linear spring characteristic, i.e. if a spring is turned 10° to provide torque of 1 Nmm, the same spring will provide a torque of 2 Nmm at 20° torsion. Interesting!
Did you play with model airplanes as a child? I didn’t but my brother did. He’s airplane looked a bit like this one, but what I’ve just learned is that there are torsion springs at the wing tip end of the folding strut mechanism to provide tension in the lines. On some model airplane types , not all.