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V. Ryan 2001 - 2009

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In examinations one of the first questions will probably for you to work out the 'gear ratio' (sometimes called velocity ratio). As a guide - always assume that the larger gear revolves one revolution. The number of rotations of the second gear has then to be worked out.

     
   

In the example below, the DRIVER has 60 teeth and because it is the largest we say that it revolves once. The DRIVEN gear has 30 teeth. Simply divide 60 teeth by 30 teeth to work out the number of revolutions of the driven gear.

     

  Work out the Velocity Ratio (Gear Ratio);

     
 
 
 

  Work out the Velocity Ratio (Gear Ratio);

 

     
 

  Work out the Velocity Ratio (Gear Ratio);

 

 
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