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Module
6
Power Screws
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Module
6
Power Screws
Version 2 ME, IIT Kharagpur

Lesson
2
Design of power screws
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Module
6
Power Screws
Version 2 ME, IIT Kharagpur

Lesson
2
Design of power screws
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Instructional Objectives

At the end of this lesson, the students should have the knowledge of

• Stresses in power screw.
• Design procedure of a power screw.

6.2.1 Stresses in power screws

Design of a power screw must be based on the stresses developed in the
constituent  parts. A power screw is subjected to an axial load and a turning

a) Compressive stress is developed in a power screw due to axial load.
Depending on the slenderness ratio it may be necessary to analyze for
buckling. The compressive stress s
c
is given by s
c
=
2
c
P
d p
where d
c
is the
core diameter and if slenderness ratio ? is more than 100 or so buckling
criterion must be used. ? is defined as ? =
L
k
where I=Ak
2
and L is the
length of the screw. Buckling analysis yields a critical load P
c
and if

both
ends are assumed to be hinged critical load is given by P
C
=
2
2
EI
L
p . In
general the equation may be written as P
C
=
2
2
EI
n
L
p where n is a constant
that depends on end conditions.
b) Torsional shear stress is developed in the screw due to the turning
moment and this is given by t =
3
c
16T
d p
where T is the torque applied.
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Module
6
Power Screws
Version 2 ME, IIT Kharagpur

Lesson
2
Design of power screws
Version 2 ME, IIT Kharagpur

Instructional Objectives

At the end of this lesson, the students should have the knowledge of

• Stresses in power screw.
• Design procedure of a power screw.

6.2.1 Stresses in power screws

Design of a power screw must be based on the stresses developed in the
constituent  parts. A power screw is subjected to an axial load and a turning

a) Compressive stress is developed in a power screw due to axial load.
Depending on the slenderness ratio it may be necessary to analyze for
buckling. The compressive stress s
c
is given by s
c
=
2
c
P
d p
where d
c
is the
core diameter and if slenderness ratio ? is more than 100 or so buckling
criterion must be used. ? is defined as ? =
L
k
where I=Ak
2
and L is the
length of the screw. Buckling analysis yields a critical load P
c
and if

both
ends are assumed to be hinged critical load is given by P
C
=
2
2
EI
L
p . In
general the equation may be written as P
C
=
2
2
EI
n
L
p where n is a constant
that depends on end conditions.
b) Torsional shear stress is developed in the screw due to the turning
moment and this is given by t =
3
c
16T
d p
where T is the torque applied.
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c)  Bending stresses are developed in the screw thread and this is illustrated
in figure-6.2.1.1. The bending moment M=
'
Fh
2
and the bending stress on
a single thread is given by s
b
=
My
I
. Here y =
t
2
, I =
3
m
dt
12
p
and F
'
6.2.1.3 shows a nut and screw assembly. This gives the bending stress at
the thread root to be s
b
=
'
2
m
3Fh
dt p
. This is clearly the most probable place
for failure.
d) Bearing stress s
br
at the threads is given by s
br
=
'
m
F/n
dh
'
p

e) Again on similar assumption shear stress t at the root diameter is given by
t=
'
c
F/n
dt
'
p

Here n
/
is the number of threads in the nut. Since the screw is subjected to
torsional shear stress in addition to direct or transverse stress combined
effect of bending, torsion and tension or compression should be considered in
the design criterion.

6.2.2 Design procedure of a Screw Jack

A typical screw jack is shown in figure-6.2.2.1 . It is probably more
informative to consider the design of a jack for a given load and lift. We
consider a reasonable value of the load to be 100KN and lifting height to be
500mm. The design will be considered in the following steps:

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Module
6
Power Screws
Version 2 ME, IIT Kharagpur

Lesson
2
Design of power screws
Version 2 ME, IIT Kharagpur

Instructional Objectives

At the end of this lesson, the students should have the knowledge of

• Stresses in power screw.
• Design procedure of a power screw.

6.2.1 Stresses in power screws

Design of a power screw must be based on the stresses developed in the
constituent  parts. A power screw is subjected to an axial load and a turning

a) Compressive stress is developed in a power screw due to axial load.
Depending on the slenderness ratio it may be necessary to analyze for
buckling. The compressive stress s
c
is given by s
c
=
2
c
P
d p
where d
c
is the
core diameter and if slenderness ratio ? is more than 100 or so buckling
criterion must be used. ? is defined as ? =
L
k
where I=Ak
2
and L is the
length of the screw. Buckling analysis yields a critical load P
c
and if

both
ends are assumed to be hinged critical load is given by P
C
=
2
2
EI
L
p . In
general the equation may be written as P
C
=
2
2
EI
n
L
p where n is a constant
that depends on end conditions.
b) Torsional shear stress is developed in the screw due to the turning
moment and this is given by t =
3
c
16T
d p
where T is the torque applied.
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c)  Bending stresses are developed in the screw thread and this is illustrated
in figure-6.2.1.1. The bending moment M=
'
Fh
2
and the bending stress on
a single thread is given by s
b
=
My
I
. Here y =
t
2
, I =
3
m
dt
12
p
and F
'
6.2.1.3 shows a nut and screw assembly. This gives the bending stress at
the thread root to be s
b
=
'
2
m
3Fh
dt p
. This is clearly the most probable place
for failure.
d) Bearing stress s
br
at the threads is given by s
br
=
'
m
F/n
dh
'
p

e) Again on similar assumption shear stress t at the root diameter is given by
t=
'
c
F/n
dt
'
p

Here n
/
is the number of threads in the nut. Since the screw is subjected to
torsional shear stress in addition to direct or transverse stress combined
effect of bending, torsion and tension or compression should be considered in
the design criterion.

6.2.2 Design procedure of a Screw Jack

A typical screw jack is shown in figure-6.2.2.1 . It is probably more
informative to consider the design of a jack for a given load and lift. We
consider a reasonable value of the load to be 100KN and lifting height to be
500mm. The design will be considered in the following steps:

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1. Design of the screw
A typical screw for this purpose is shown in figure-6.2.2.2.
Let us consider a mild steel screw for which the tensile and shear strengths
may be taken to be approximately 448MPa and 224 MPa respectively. Mild
steel being a ductile material we may take the compressive yield strength to
be also close to 448MPa. Taking a very high factor of safety of 10 due to the
nature of the application and considering the axial compression the core
diameter of the screw d
c
is given by
3
c
6
100x10
d
448x10
410
=
?? p
??
??
which gives d
c
˜ 54
mm.
From the chart of normal series square threads in table- 6.1.1.1  the nearest
standard nominal diameter of 70 mm is chosen, with pitch p = 10 mm.
Therefore, core diameter d
c
= 60 mm , Major diameter d
maj
= 70mm , Mean
diameter d
m
= 65 mm , Nominal diameter d
n
= 70mm.
The torque required to raise the load is given by
T =
mm
m
Fd d
2d
?? +µp
??
p-µ
??
l
l

Where l = np, n being the number of starts. Here we have a single start screw
and hence l = p =10mm, d
m
= 65mm, F = 100X10
3
N
Taking a safe value of µ for this purpose to be 0.26 and substituting the
values we get
T = 1027 Nm.

Check for combined stress

The screw is subjected to a direct compressive stress s
c
and a torsional
shear stress t. The stresses are given by
s
c
=
3
22
c
4F 4x100x10
35.3MPa
d x(0.06)
==
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