249 - Reactions at the bolts of speed reducer gear box

Problem 249
Fig. P-249 represents the top view of a speed reducer which is geared for a four to one reduction in speed. The torque input at the horizontal shaft C is 100 lb·ft. The torque output at the horizontal shaft D, because of the speed reduction, is 400 lb·ft. Compute the torque reaction at the mounting bolts A and B holding the reducer to the floor. Hint: The torque reaction is caused by the unbalanced torque, which is a couple.
 

Top view of speed reduction gear box

 

Solution 249

 
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