Snap Force Calculator

Calculate the dynamic strain of a tapered cantilevered flexing member typically used in a snap fit type designs. Helps determine snap-in force, engagement force and stress root for snap fits. Also calculates catch and latch force.

Parameter

Material

Modulus of Elasticity (MPa)

Strength (MPa)

Width (mm)

Base height (mm)

Tip height (mm)

L (mm)

Θ Angle (°)

Desired insertion / Removal force (g)

m (beam slope)

beam force (g)

Moment of inertia (mm^4)

Straight beam deflection (mm)

Beam deflection (mm)

Max stress (MPa)

% of strength

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Will it break?

Yes