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To compute for turbine stiffness (correction factor), two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection (c) **and **Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing (σ _{p}).**

The formula for calculating turbine stiffness:

σ = 0.149c[σ_{p}]

Where:

σ = Turbine Stiffness

c = Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection

σ_{p} = Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing

Let’s solve an example;

Find the turbine stiffness when the correction factor for radius of curvature with deflection is 15 and the parallel plate stiffness for tubing is 3.

This implies that;

c = Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection = 15

σ_{p} = Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing = 3

σ = 0.149c[σ_{p}]

σ = 0.149(15)[3]

σ = 6.705

Therefore, the **turbine stiffness **is **6.705.**

**Calculating for the Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection when the Turbine Stiffness and the Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing is Given.**

c = ^{σ} / _{0.149 x σp}

Where;

c = Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection

σ = Turbine Stiffness

σ_{p} = Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing

Let’s solve an example;

Find the correction factor for radius of curvature with deflection when the turbine stiffness is 32 and the parallel plate stiffness for tubing is 8.

This implies that;

σ = Turbine Stiffness = 32

σ_{p} = Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing = 8

c = ^{σ} / _{0.149 x σp}

c = ^{32} / _{0.149 x 8}

c = ^{32} / _{1.192}

c = 26.84

Therefore, the **correction factor for radius of curvature with deflection **is **26.84.**

**Calculating for the Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing when the Turbine Stiffness and the Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection is Given.**

σ_{p} = ^{σ} / _{0.149 x c}

Where;

σ_{p} = Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing

σ = Turbine Stiffness

c = Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection

Let’s solve an example;

Find the parallel plate stiffness for tubing when turbine stiffness is 40 and the correction factor for radius of curvature with deflection is 6.

This implies that;

σ = Turbine Stiffness = 40

c = Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection = 6

σ_{p} = ^{σ} / _{0.149 x c}

σ_{p} = ^{40} / _{0.149 x 6}

σ_{p} = ^{40} / _{0.894}

σ_{p} = 44.74

Therefore, the **parallel plate stiffness for tubing **is **44.74.**

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the **Calculator Map, **then click on **Agricultural**** **under **Engineering****.**

Now, Click on **Irrigation Water Requirement **under **Agricultural**

Now, Click on **Turbine Stiffness**** **under **Irrigation Water Requirement**

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the turbine stiffness according to the respective parameters which is the **Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection (c) **and **Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing (σ _{p}).**

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **Correction Factor for Radius of Curvature with Deflection (c) **is **15 **and **Parallel Plate Stiffness for Tubing (σ _{p})** is

**3**.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, **Nickzom Calculator**– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the turbine stiffness and presents the formula, workings and steps too.