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Mechanical Design Guide Table of Contents:

1 Physics Concepts

 1.1  Force
 1.2  Pressure
 1.3  Torque
 1.4  Speed
 1.5  Work and Power
 1.6  Free-Body Diagrams

2 Mathematical Concepts

 2.1  Vector Math
 2.2  Simple Derivatives
 2.3  Simple Integrals
 2.4  Basic Kinematic Equation - Moving Systems

3 Motor Characteristics

 3.1  Motor Curves
 3.2  Applications to Circuit Breakers

4 Mechanical Connections

 4.1  Spur Gears
 4.2  Chain and Sprockets
 4.3  Belt and Pulleys
 4.4  Worm Gears
 4.5  Helical Gears

5 Gearboxes

 5.1  Multi-Stage Gearboxes
 5.2  Shifting Gearboxes
 5.3  Special Considerations

6 Mechanical/Stress Analysis Concepts

 6.1  Stress vs. Strain
 6.2  Stress/Strain Curve
 6.3  Ductile vs. Brittle Materials
 6.4  Bending Stress
 6.5  Torsion/Twisting Stress

7 Shaft Bending

 7.1  Cantilevered Beams
 7.2  Simply Supported Beams
 7.3  Fixed Beams

8 Pneumatics

 8.1  Force Calculations
 8.2  Dynamic(time) Considerations
 8.3  Solenoid Wiring Tricks

9 Drive Design

 9.1  Mecannum Design
   9.1.1  Physical Calculations
   9.1.2  Mechanical Calculations
   9.1.3  Manufacturing Considerations
 9.2  6 Wheel Design
   9.2.1  Physical Calculations
   9.2.2  Mechanical Calculations
   9.2.2  Chain Tensioners
   9.2.3  Belt vs. Chain
   9.2.4  Manufacturing Considerations

10 Elevator Designs

 10.1 Single-Stage vs. Multi-Stage
 10.2 Multiple Pulleys vs. Continuous Pulleys
 10.3 Physical Calculations
 10.4 Mechanical Calculations
 10.5 2015 Elevator Design
   10.5.1 Observed Critical Failure Modes
 10.6 Manufacturing Considerations

11 Heavy Joint Designs

 11.1 Physical Calculations
 11.2 Mechanical Calculations
 11.3 2016 Heavy Joint Design
   11.3.1 Observed Critical Failure Modes
 11.4 Manufacturing Considerations