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f2434427@rmqkr
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Jun17-13, 06:49 AM
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First time posting.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Gears A and B, of Masses 4kg and 10kg, respectively, are rotating about their mass centers. The radius of gyration about the axis of rotation is 100mm for A and 300mm for B. A constant couple of C=0.75Nm acts on gear A. Neglecting friction, compute:

- Angular Acceleration of each gear
- Tangential contact force between the gears at C


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3. The attempt at a solution



Started with the smaller gear.

Using T=I[itex]\alpha[/itex] , where I=mr^2

Rearrange the equation to get [itex]\alpha[/itex] = 0.75 / (4*0.1^2) = 18.75 rad/s^2

Not to sure how to draw a relationship with the 2nd larger gear. Maybe using w1/w2 = r2/r1 then [itex]\alpha[/itex] = w^2 * r

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Jun17-13, 07:01 AM
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Welcome to PF;
The applied torque has to accelerate both gears doesn't it?
If this were a linear case, you'd use a free body diagram to couple the masses wouldn't you?
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Jun17-13, 07:07 AM
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Ah yes, that would make sense. Forgot to account for the 2nd gears inertia

hmm. Dont quite understand what you mean by coupling the masses though

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Dynamics Physics - Acceleration Analysis / Gear Ratios /

When you push on one mass, it pushes on the other one .. the masses are said to be coupled ... the motion of one affects the motion of another.
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Jun17-13, 07:52 AM
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Alrighty,

Well the force applied from gear A, will have an opposite reaction on Gear B.

T=F*d

F=0.75/0.15 = 5n

then applying this force to Gear B.

T=F*D = 5 * 0.45 = 2.25 Nm

alpha = T/I = 2.25/(10*0.3^2) =2.5 rad/s^2


Looks about right to me..... hopefully. Logically, first gear would have to spin faster than the 2nd.
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That's right - the smaller gear will reach a higher angular velocity in the same time, so must have a higher acceleration. You should be able to see from the relative sizes how the accelerations are related.


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