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    How can I calculate the maximum speed of a go kart?

    Hello, I'm going to build a solar-powered go-kart. To determine the sprocket that I want to use I need a formula to calculate the top speed which also considers vehicle weight and other resistance forces. All the formulas I found just used sprocket tooth and rpm to calculate top speed but of...
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    Help Calculating Forces on engaged sprocket teeth

    Hello, I am trying to analyze the forces on a chain and sprocket system. Specifically the force on each tooth that is engaged with the chain rollers on a driven sprocket. Here are a couple links on the topic, however niether of which provide a derivation or sample calcs on how they got their...
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    Sprockets, chains, and gears question

    hello. I'm tring to find a compatible sprocket for my chain. I need to know what these abbreviations mean here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=sprocket+40&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xsprocket+40+3%2F4.TRS0&_nkw=sprocket+40+3%2F4&_sacat=0 For...
  4. synMehdi

    Automotive Chain Drive Differential Gear

    Hi, I'm a beginner in mechanics so I need some help with a project I started. My project consists of a small kart-like car. The car will be Rear-Wheel-Drive and Rear-Engine too (RR layout). and I am willing to use a small 110cc moped engine. I have a trike Differential Gear for the rear shaft...
  5. Alex Mercer

    Sprockets+Roller chain+Rotation >Linear oscillation; how?

    Hello there! I am a high school student, and I am really interested in Physics, esp. electronics and mechanics; I am not an expert or something, so please don't take it hard on me. Yesterday, I was bored and I messed around and successfully made a catapult...