# Lateral Deflection

Lateral deflection is when an object (flex connector) is bent off it's centerline and both of it's ends are parallel to each other.

### Lateral Deflection formula

(Eq. 1) \(\large{ l = \sqrt {6 rd \;+\; d^2} }\)

(Eq. 2) \(\large{ l_p = \sqrt {l^2 \;-\; d^2} }\)

Where:

\(\large{ l }\) = hose length

\(\large{ l_p }\) = projected hose length

\(\large{ C }\) = connector / coupling

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

\(\large{ d }\) = offset distance from centerline

### notes

- When the offset motion occures to both sides of the hose centerline: \(2\) times \(d\)
- The offset distance "\(d\)" for constant flexing should never exceed 25% of the centerline bend radius "\(r\)".
- If the distance "\(l\)" and "\(l_p\)" is significant, take care at installation to avoid stress on the hose and braid at the maximum offset distance.