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Tangential Load in HertzWin

With the program HertzWin you can calculate Hertz point and line contacts. The influence of a tangential load can also be calculated. HertzWin has been available online for free since March 2009. In older releases of HertzWin (prior to release 3.1.2) a general...

Flexure hinges: theory and practice

The flexure hinge is a tried and tested construction element in precision engineering systems. It is created by drilling or spark erosion of two adjacent holes. The positive properties of flexure hinges (free of play and friction) are partly undone by the limited...

FAQ about HertzWin

The HertzWin program developed by Vink System Analysis & Design is used by many. Sometimes these users have questions in relation to the accuracy of the HertzWin results. Some of them are discussed here. Does the program contain computational errors (bugs)? In...