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Equation for calculating o-ring compression

  1. Jul 11, 2014 #1
    For whatever reason this equation is slipping by me, I dont want to use a calculator though because I am building a spreadsheet.

    Can someone please tell me the equation to calculate o-ring compression?

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  3. Jul 11, 2014 #2


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    O-rings are used in many different situations. You will need to be more specific about your application.

    An O-ring usually seals because of the fluid pressure difference holding the ring against a wall, not because it is compressed.
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