Axial Deflection

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Axial deflection, also called axial deformation, is when a flex connector is compressed or stretched on it's centerline which usually occurs from the change in temperature.  It refers to the elongation or compression of an object along its longitudinal axis when subjected to an axial load or force.  This type of deflection occurs when the applied force acts parallel to the object's axis, either in tension (pulling) or compression (pushing).

Axial deflection is a common phenomenon observed in various engineering and structural applications.  When a force is applied to an object, it induces internal stresses and strains within the material.  The response of the material to these internal forces results in elongation if the force is tensile or compression if the force is compressive.

In the context of mechanical engineering, axial deflection is a crucial consideration when designing components such as columns, beams, rods, shafts, and springs.  Engineers need to ensure that these components can withstand the applied loads without experiencing excessive deflection or failure.


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