Asked by: Herculano Capaz
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th January, 2020

In which direction do the forces travel when a material is under torsion?

The inner diameter has to contract during deflection.
The back leg of a right hand wound torsion spring will torque clockwise and the front leg vice versa. When it comes to a left hand torsion spring, the back leg will travel counter-clockwise while the front leg will travel clockwise.

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Beside this, which way do you turn torsion springs?

The right hand winding springs are wound in a clockwise direction. Thus, they have their end of wire on the right side. On the other hand, a left hand winding spring is wound in an anti-clockwise direction, and has its end of wire on the left side.

Beside above, how do you measure torsion spring winds? Look at the end of the spring to determine the wind direction. If the end of the spring points in the clockwise direction it is a left-wound and if the end of the spring points in the counter-clockwise direction, it is right-wound.

People also ask, do torsion springs work in both directions?

Torsion springs are always loaded in direction of winding so that it gives good spring back effect and desired force. If loaded in opposite direction, it tends to unwind the spring turns and deforms plastically losing its initial stiffness characteristics.

What do the colors mean on torsion springs?

The color code on a torsion spring indicates whether it is a “right wind” or “left wind” spring, with black indicating right wind and red indicating left wind. Beyond that the torsion spring is color coded so that technicians can determine the thickness, or gauge, of the wire.

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