K-factor Constant

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Structural Engineering

bend allowance 1K-factor constant, abbreviated as K, is the distance from the inside bend to the neutral axis.  The neutral axis is where the material is neither compressed or stretched.  That distance is always less than 50% of the thickness of the material.


K-factor constant Formula

\(\large{ K =  \frac{ t }{ T }    }\)   


\(\large{ K }\) = K-factor constant

\(\large{ T }\)  = material thickness

\(\large{ t }\) = neutral axis


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