# Embodiment calaculations for a automated (screw) bike seat post

• roy46
In summary, the torque required to lift a bike seat of mass 2kg at a rate of 10mms-1 with a given screw thread and nut is 280Nm. To calculate the shear force experienced by the thread when a body of mass 100kg is sitting on the seat, the equation Shear Force = Mass * Gravitational acceleration / Total number of threads in contact with the nut can be used, resulting in a shear force of 245.25N.
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## Homework Statement

I am currently tring to work out the torque that is required to lift a bike seat of mass 2kg at a rate of 10mms-1 with a given screw thread and nut. how would i go about this?

Also is it possible to calaculate the shear force experienced by the thread of the screw and nut when a body of mass 100 kg is sitting on the seat, with the full downward force being applied through the thread?

Attached is an image of the cross section of the design in a CAD suite.

## Homework Equations

i understand that torque = Radius * Force

## The Attempt at a Solution

torque = Radius of the shaft (14mm) * force of gravity acting on the seat (20N)

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= 280Nm.For the second part, you will need to calculate the shear force experienced by the thread. This can be done by using the equation: Shear Force = Mass of body (100kg) * gravitational acceleration (9.81ms-2) / Total number of threads in contact with the nut (4). This gives a shear force of 245.25N.

## What is an embodiment calculation for an automated screw bike seat post?

An embodiment calculation is a mathematical analysis that determines the physical dimensions and specifications needed for the design of an automated screw bike seat post. This calculation takes into account factors such as weight, durability, and functionality to ensure that the final product meets the necessary requirements.

## How does an embodiment calculation aid in the design process of an automated screw bike seat post?

An embodiment calculation allows for a systematic approach to designing an automated screw bike seat post. By considering all relevant factors and using precise calculations, it helps ensure that the final product is well-designed and optimized for performance.

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## How is an embodiment calculation for an automated screw bike seat post different from other types of calculations?

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## What are the potential benefits of using an embodiment calculation for an automated screw bike seat post?

An embodiment calculation can help ensure that the final product is well-designed and optimized for performance. This can lead to benefits such as increased durability, improved functionality, and reduced weight, making the bike seat post more efficient and easier to use.

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