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Stress in expanded and contracted c-rings

  1. Apr 18, 2010 #1
    I am trying to find information on how to calculate the stress when expanding a c-ring. I looked in Roark's and searched on the internet and have not found a suitable equation. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.
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  3. Apr 18, 2010 #2
    Can you not consider the circlip as a curved beam, loaded by the plier forces?
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