This is a start to something… I wanted a JVN style calc sheet after seeing so many that didn’t do (everything) I wanted. Namely:
- Emphasize the use of transient analysis / simulation as the primary method
- Allow input of load equations, not just load numbers
- Work on any computer without need of an office package
- Maybe solve the over-proliferation of these things by using the power of git so we can merge things together
Thusly, enjoy a first pass at such a tool: https://thaddeus-maximus.github.io/swissarmyengineer/
Go to the “Simple Mechanism”. This should encompass flywheels, drivetrains, arms, elevators… you name it!
If you have ideas and/or you want to implement them, github page is here: https://github.com/Thaddeus-Maximus/swissarmyengineer
There will be a lot more to come.