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Thermal Expansion of Rectangular Box Tubing

Started Jun 3 0 Replies

I'm working on a long mandrel for a customer request, the mandrel needs to be 3" X 6" X 96" long. We'll be doing a composite wrap with a subsequent gellation at 177°C (350°F). We have a total…Continue

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Thermal Expansion of Rectangular Box Tubing

I'm working on a long mandrel for a customer request, the mandrel needs to be 3" X 6" X 96" long. We'll be doing a composite wrap with a subsequent gellation at 177°C (350°F). We have a total tolerance of .010" for the final product, so the CTE of the mandrel has to be taken into account to hold the tolerance.Mandrel material is 6061 Al, CTE of 1.4 X 10-5 in/in°F with wall thicknesses of .093" and .183" respectively and a Delta T of 280°F.So the question is whether the thermal growth of the…See More
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Composite Technology Development
Job Title
Senior Engineer
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Materials
Company Website
http://ctd-materials.com
Your Engineering Focus
Testing and Instrumentation

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