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MrDiedel

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I calculated pressure.

500lbs / 0.0625 = 8000psi being exerted onto the two gears' surface areas. One gear has 4000psi.

The gears' radius is 0.47 inches.

I calculated torque for an individual gear.

4000psi (0.47 inches) = 1880 inch pounds. (I think I just found my mistake, but I'll finish posting this with my new results).

So the torque being applied to the gears is 1880 inch pounds each.

I guess working through the problem for the 3rd time helped. But I would welcome anyone to double check my triple check. I still may have misunderstood something and my calculations are off.