Q: What is the minimum bend radius for copper cables?

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For Unshielded cables, it will 8 multiplies cable diameter and for shielded cables, it is 12 multiplies the cable diameter. However, the smaller the bend radius, the greater is the material flexibility.RegardsKelechi

It depends on the cable. 0 to 5000 volts the minimum bending radius is 6 x diameter of the cable. Above 5000 volts the minimum bending radius is 8 x the diameter of the cable.

Radius of curvature divided by tube diameter. To get the radius of curvature, imaging the bend in the tube is a segment of a circle, the radius of curvature is the radius of that circle.

There is no difference. Different suppliers and contractor describe the same situation with 3R or 3D. Here is how to think about it. A piping segment is formed or bent at a radius. The radius is measured at the centerline of the bend. The radius of the bend centerline is 3 times the nominal diameter of the piping segment being bent. 3R means the bend radii is three times the nominal pipe diameter. 3D means three times the nominal pipe diameter is the bend radii of the piping segment. Caution don't begin to convert 3R to 1.5D. Not applicable with this terminology. Standard long ells can be purchased with 3R bends, being 10 inch pipe ells have a bend radii of 30 inches.

It is the radius of bend of the elbow with reference to a point,the point is determined by the intersection of two lines from the elbows socket end (which makes the shape of one quater of a circle). The bend ie; 1.5d,3d,5d,10d is determined from that point of intersection as a multiple of elbows diameter.

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For Unshielded cables, it will 8 multiplies cable diameter and for shielded cables, it is 12 multiplies the cable diameter. However, the smaller the bend radius, the greater is the material flexibility.RegardsKelechi

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It depends on the cable. 0 to 5000 volts the minimum bending radius is 6 x diameter of the cable. Above 5000 volts the minimum bending radius is 8 x the diameter of the cable.

Use the curvature of a tennis ball as a good guide. Try not to bend fiber cables any more than this. The maximum bend (called the maximum bend radius) for any fibre optic cable is determined by the manufacturer, and improvements are being made all of the time. With todays cables, if you bend a fiber optic cable 90 degrees (so it is shaped like the letter L) you will surely damage it. You want to have smooth, gradual curves, and don't go beyond the radius of a tennis ball.

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I believe you want to know the MINIMUM bending radius of sheet metal. The maximum bend would be 180 degrees.

The transmission is unreliable after the bend radius is exceeded.

Minimum Bend RadiusCable TypeFixedInstallationModerateFlexCableTracksUnshieldedCables4 x CableDiameter6 x CableDiameter8 x CableDiameterShielded Cable4 x CableDiameter8 x CableDiameter12 x CableDiameterExample:A 19/C 18 AWG flex cable - .565" diameter - has a minimum bend radius of 4.5 (.565" x 8 = 4.5).

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You are really looking for minumum bend radius. Here are a few links: http://www.engineersedge.com/sheet_metal.htm http://www.thefabricator.com/Bending/Bending_Article.cfm?ID=52

The formula to calculate the minimum bending radius for steel is: Minimum Bending Radius = (T * Width) / (2 * K), where T is the thickness of the steel, Width is the overall width of the bend, and K is a factor based on the steel's tensile strength and type of steel.

If you are asking why DOES copper bend on heating, then i can answer that. When heat is applied, the copper molecules are spread farther apart, making the molecular structure weaker, thus you may bend it.