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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 σ}_{p}

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 σ}_{p}

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.**