paper: Drive Train Calculations

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Drive Train Calculations
by: JesseK

Combines JVN’s calculator concepts with a couple of useful sheets from other tools and additional Distance-Time graphs.

Combines JVN’s calculator concepts with a couple of useful sheets from other tools and additional Distance-Time graphs.

I’ve neatened up the spreadsheet and also show some useful comparison graphs that can be used to design and simulate specific strategies. The graphs are not exact, yet do closely match iLITE’s own experiments with our drive trains. Mainly, the graphs let a team know if their drive train is way underpowered for the speed it is geared for (such as our 2008 Atlanta bot).

I tried to explain, in limited detail, the physics behind the BETA and Power Equations. If there are more questions, please ask and I may be able to further explain how I derived them.

The control algorithm graphing from the previous spreadsheet is disabled until I further experiment with it.

DriveTrainCalculations2.xls (982 KB)