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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Development of CAD Software for Mechanical Chains Design
by A.A. Adekunle, S. B. Adejuyigbe, and B. J. Olorunfemi

The problem of designing is a major problem in the field of engineering due to the stress encountered during the manual method of operation and high risk of inaccuracy, this has brought about the need for a more reliable and accurate method, the emergence of modern technology has brought about the use of computer aided design to improve and create new atmosphere for the process of design and documentation. The use of chains have been employed over the years for various mechanical operations, for various kinds of mechanical drive such as sprocket, roller chains, in bicycles, in rotary machines, crank etc. these also includes the difficulty of designing a suitable software that will enhance the identification and application of chains. The software developed for mechanical chains is equipped with Windows XP or Windows 7 Operating System with processor speed not less than 2.3GHZ for acquiring information and logistics, Microsoft Visual Studio was used due to its worldwide acceptability, easy interface and being an open system and most importantly its ease of file format acceptability . The software can simulate mechanical chains operation and thus captures it in different phase using algorithm. The software was able to determine effectively the operations involved in design of chains such as inputting the sprocket parameters, power transmitted, the driver teeth ratio, gear ratio and the final result of the chain drive. With the help of this software there has been a rapid improvement in the design of chains automated. This research work have been able to eliminate chain design problems by generating a suitable and competent Software that can aid chains at lower cost and above all which can be operated by anybody without the requirement of programming knowledge or any special skill.
Keywords: CAD, chain, design, software, sprocket
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ISSN: 2141-7016

Editor in Chief.

Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
United Kingdom



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