Use this calculator to determine behaviour and mechanical properties of a snap-fitting hook or cantilever snap. Calculate deflection
force, mating force and maximum strain as a result of a given deflection
and geometry h, L, b, α
The force calculations make use of the Secant Modulus Es
alternatively called Tangent Modulus. It is the ratio of stress
to strain at any point on the curve in a stress
-strain diagrame of a material. Next to that the friction coefficient μ
is needed. Remember that that it is higher if the same material is used.
In these calculations the counter part is considered rigid.