I have a weird application and I think I will need to go to first
principals, but I will run it past you guys as an interesting
I have a wheel that runs on a flat.
This flat has a triangle on it.
As this wheel rolls over the triangle, think of the triangle as a
I need the shape of the cutaway in the wheel.
PS: The triangle can be though of as a single tooth on a rack, and the
whole wheel will get an tooth that follows an involute profile.
For extra credit, the "tooth" on the flat is now has a half circle
- posted 16 years ago