Solution: What horsepower can be transmitted by a solid shaft?

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What horsepower can be transmitted by a solid shaft?

Problem Statement: ME Board October 1995

A 2-inch solid shaft is driven by a 36-inch gear and transmits power at 120 rpm. If the allowable shearing stress is 12 psi, what horsepower can be transmitted?

  • A. 29.89 Hp
  • B. 35.89 Hp
  • C. 38.89 Hp
  • D. 34.89 Hp

Problem Answer:

The total horsepower that can be transmitted is 35.89 Hp.

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