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Drive axle calculations

  1. Nov 13, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    For a project I am designing a golf buggy and Im calculating conflicting information. The problem is as follows;

    There is a drive shaft, A-B, 1.2m long.
    There are bearings supporting the shaft 0.1m from the centre of the wheels (therefore 1m apart)
    The wheels have a load of 1584.32N/wheel acting down.
    There is a driver (bevel) gear 0.5m from the centre of the left wheel (A) with the following forces acting on the shaft - Axial = 1050.13N, Radial = 525.18N, Tangential = 3225.9.

    2. Relevant equations

    Can someone show me, by calculation, the bending moments and reaction forces on the shaft.
    Ever so grateful

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have been working on this all day and I calculate Reaction at bearing A = 2895.21N and 1961.31N at bearing B. However I not confident at all, hence the reason I have discovered this forum. All help would be gratefully aprreciated.
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