I am trying to calculate how much torque will be exerted on a half shaft on the rear axel of a car. I am a little confused as the power of the engine is put through a chain-drive and then turned by 90 degrees through the differential before it reaches the half shafts.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Do you just assume the power is inline (parallel) with the axel and if so what information do you need to know? I will assume that the half shafts are only taking the torque of the engine and are not supporting any weight.

I am a bit lost about where to start on this and need some help!

Thanks

Cheerfulbloke

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# Calculating Torque

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