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Interference fit of a ring in a groove

  1. Nov 25, 2011 #1
    Imagine a thick cylinder with a retaining ring groove cut in the ID. I'm replacing the retaining ring with a split ring pressed into the groove.

    The split ring I'll have made along with the tool to install it.

    What I would like to determine is the amount of interference and the force required to press the ring into the groove.

    I can do pin and hole press fit calcs all day and twice on Sunday. Now I'm not looking for a formula...unless it's in Mathcad, then by all means .... I'm just looking for a starting point.. an idea where I should look.

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