# Angular Deflection

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Angular deflection is when a flex connector is bent on it's centerline.  One end of the hose assembly is deflected or bent with the other end remaining parallel.

### Angular Deflection formula

$$\large{ l = \frac {\pi r \theta}{180} }$$

Where:

$$\large{ \theta }$$  (Greek symbol theta) = angular deflection

$$\large{ C }$$ = connector / coupling

$$\large{ l }$$ = hose length

$$\large{ r }$$ = minimum centerline bend radius for constant flexing

$$\large{ \pi }$$ = Pi