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how do i relate between the length of wire required and the diameter of this coil?

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how do i relate between the length of wire required and the diameter of this coil?

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D = Diameter of Pipe

L = Length of Pipe (and wire coil)

T = Thickness of Wire

∏ = pi

W = ∏(D+T/2)(L/T)

This should give you what you need under ideal situations

The length of the wire is equal to the length of one loop of wire around the tube, ∏(D+T/2), times the number of times it is able to go around the tube, (L/T).

Be sure that your units are all the same (use some common measurement like 'cm' for all of these).

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that seems to only apply for a single layer of wire coiled onto the core

in order to account for multiple layers of wire, it looks like it will take calculating a linear combination ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_combination ) where you have an integer multiple of T?

in order to account for multiple layers of wire, it looks like it will take calculating a linear combination ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_combination ) where you have an integer multiple of T?

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