Abstract

In this paper, a method based on the theory of initially curved bars axially loaded is developed for calculating snapping temperatures and stresses in a new type of thermostat known as the Valverde thermostat. For facilitating practical use of the derived formulas, curves are given by means of which the effect of dimensional changes on the free snapping or buckling temperatures may easily be evaluated. The analysis has been found useful in the practical design of thermostats of this type.

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