Hello from SW Michigan USA

Discussion in 'Newcomers Lounge' started by BluesRocks, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. BluesRocks
    BluesRocks New Member
    I'm Interested in learning how to best handle distributed drive shaft bearing loads. My design has not quite a dozen drive shafts, but they all individually distribute the total torque output equally with the rest. In the end I'm hoping to output around 1/3hp from new efficient compressed air engine/turbine. First application might be for bicycle power assist.

    Issue
    Should I buy off the shelf bearings (the shafts need to spin without vibration, tight tolerances) and build the rest of the engine/turbine in plastic? How well would the SS hold up for bearing duties? Perhaps plastic would do better.

    Peace from SW Michigan,
    BluesRocks