# Drive axle calculations

1. Nov 13, 2013

### craigyoung1990

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Hello

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.