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.
To close a gate valve it is necessary to exert two forces of 60 lb at opposite sides of a handwheel 3 ft in diameter. Through an accident the wheel is broken and the valve must be closed by a thrusting bar through a slot in the valve stem and exerting a force 4 ft out from the center. Determine the force required and draw a free-body diagram of the bar.