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Drive Train Field Calculations
JVN’s Drive Train calculator, extended
I’ve always enjoyed playing with John V Neun’s mechanical calculator, and in the last several months I’ve slowly grown it to fit a few of my growing curiosities. By doing so, I’ve been very surprised by the results.
Included is the 1-speed Drive Train sheet with some … extra … charts that I’ve been experimenting with. There are also a couple of linking errors and variable overwrites from copy-pasting sheets from book to book. I apologize that everything is cluttered, but it IS Excel after all and when tweaking/playing with numbers it’s a major annoyance to have to scroll around … so the more important things are near the input variables.
I’d like to make sure I’m correct in my assumptions and calculations before releasing the next iteration, which will have some more experimental control algorithm charts. The major assumption that I make is that a motor produces its stall torque when the bot is sitting still. Eventually I’d like to release a Java program specific to FRC for drive trains, to include these types of charts (and more!).
DT_Calcs_Alpha.xlsx (153 KB)