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Engineering Design and Graphics with SolidWorks® 2014 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 10. Gears

Chapter Objectives

Learn the concept of power transmission

Learn the fundamentals of gears

Learn how to draw and animate gears

10-1 Introduction

Gears, pulleys, and chains are part of a broader category called power transmission. Power comes from a source such as an engine, motor, or windmill. The power is then transferred to a mechanism that performs some function. For example, an automobile engine transmits power from the engine to the wheels via a gear box. Bicyclists transmit the power of their legs to wheels via a chain and sprocket.

This section explains how gears, pulleys, and chains are drawn using SolidWorks and how the finished drawings can be animated. There is also a discussion of how speed is transferred ...

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