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Help needed - Mechanical Engineering

Postby ReflectingGod » Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:13 am

Hey, any mechanical engineers round here?

I need some help with a project, I need some advice on designing a differential for a race car, which can be chain driven.

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:30 am

What would be the problem with simply using the differential design used for shaft drives but instead of a ring gear use a sproket? I'm no engineer but that seems like it would work. :)
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Postby ReflectingGod » Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:46 am

Yeah, it probably would, I'm just having trouble visualising it...

Best way is probably to play around and see what works...
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:58 am

They should have a good diagram of a differential at www.howstuffworks.com to help you visualize it. :)
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Postby ReflectingGod » Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:05 am

Heh, yeah, I just thought of that....

The only problem then is I would need to encase and seal the whole chain inside a housing of some form, to keep the oil in....
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:12 am

You could use a shaft to drive the differential but then use a chain to drive it (ie make the shaft come out of the differential and then have a 90 degree joint so that another shaft comes off parallel to the axil which is driven by the chain and drives the shaft going into the differential). :)
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Postby ReflectingGod » Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:14 am

Nah, the idea is we use a bike engine and gearbox, and run a chain straight from the gearbox to the diff, otherwise we need to fabricate a driveshaft and attach to the gearbox somehow....
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:36 pm

Well you could just make the sprocket drive the outside of the differential casing (ie just make the differential housing rotate). That would allow you to use a standard differential design, use a chain, and still keep the oil contained. :)
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Postby Me300 » Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:03 am

I wish I could be smart like Stews.
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Postby Mas Tnega » Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:41 pm

Me300 wrote:I wish I could be smart like Stews.
/me goes off to devise a smartness transfer ray gun.
What makes you think he doesn't just use the internet?
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Postby ODDin » Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:26 pm

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Postby Disco Stuie_uplink » Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:35 pm

What makes you think he doesn't just use the internet?


Yeah, but he always seems to, within a half-hour or so, have taught himself the entire subject to at least A-level (dunno what the US equivalent is... non-compulsory age 17/18 qualification) standard - that's not smart, that's superhuman :)

The only alternative being that he *did* already know a fair bit about the topic before the question was posted - this seemingly does not do anything to alleviate the superhuman status, as he is in this case able to accumulate and store quite a few lifetimes worth of info, and recall any of it at will.

The third possibility - he is one of those people that can remember his past live(s) after reincarnation :shock:

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