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Anyone good at formulas in Excel 2007?

  1. Mar 7, 2008 #1
    Okay, the formula that I am working from is:

    (RL+S) – sqrt [ RL^2 – (S*sin CA)^2 ] – S*cos CA

    Rod Length = RL = 5.090
    Half Stroke = S = 1.5
    Crank Angle = CA = 107.5

    With numbers plugged in (my version?):

    (5.090+1.5) - sqrt [5.090^2 - (1.5*sin (107.5))^2] - 1.5*cos (107.5)

    The final answer should be 2.156.

    How can I put this into an Excel spreadsheet so I can just change out the 3 inputs and get the correct answers for each?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 7, 2008 #2
    Put your values into these cells:

    Rod Length -- A2
    Half Stroke -- B2
    Crank Angle -- C2

    And paste this equation into E2:


    Hope that helps!
  4. Mar 7, 2008 #3
    It sure does, thanks!
  5. Mar 7, 2008 #4
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2008
  6. May 9, 2008 #5
    Okay I got another one that I need help with. Maybe someone can help explain it to me. :)

    Formula on paper looks like:

    (Pi*d^2/4) * 1-((cos(Open Angle + Closed Angle)) / (cos(Closed Angle)))

    I am using this for a throttle body throat area formula.

    D = Minimum Diameter and I am using 2 for now.
    Open Angle = 75
    Closed Angle = 15

    They both equal 90 degrees.

    I put it in Excel like this:


    The answer was 1.29.

    Did I do any of this correctly? Do I need to insert "RADIANS" anywhere?
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