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Trying to design a gear with minimum thickness

  1. Jun 5, 2012 #1

    I am blanking on the equations I should use to calculate the stress through a section of a gear. I would like to be able to calculate the thickness of trepanned gear. Hopefully the attachment helps show what I am looking for. The area between the arrows needs to be minimized.

    Thank you

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  3. Jun 7, 2012 #2
    what the heck is a trepanned gear? is this a helical, straight cut?
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