0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 10, 2015 11:46 AM by Tony Antoun

    Accounting for generator load

    Tony Antoun



      I am modeling an energy harvesting floor with a rack and pinion mechanism. The pinion would rotate the shaft of a generator to generate electricity.

      I am doing motion analysis on Solidworks to get the resultant torque on the pinion. Can anyone please tell me how to account for the load of the generator? Should I just model it as a torque opposing the rotation of the pinion? And if so, what would be its expression?model.PNG