Hello. I am trying to design a new Mecanum wheel and I read in a few papers that, “when designing a new drive system for a vehicle, there exist a certain number of rollers that makes the ideal compromise between having a small number of large rollers per wheel, and having a large number of small rollers per wheel”
Is there any basis on which this assumption/approximation can be done?
I am trying to find a justification for arriving at the number of rollers for the Mecanum wheel to be designed, depending on the drive wheel diameter.
For example, I am designing a Mecanum wheel of diameter 6" for medium duty application. According to survey of various manufacturers, the rollers in the wheel are ranging from 8-15 in number and I am wondering how to decide the same for my design of a new Mecanum wheel.
Anything related to this will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.