I am currently designing a ground based digging drill, that hopefully will be accepted by a commercial entity. I am currently working on the preliminary design of the robot and am hoping to move to the modeling phase soon, however I am slightly stuck on my Torque calculations. Can anyone please confirm if my calculations below are correct?
The drill will be relatively automatic, small, and simple. This autonomous digging drill, will be an updated model of a larger similar model, that I am using for my design process, which requires 2 motors to operate the drill: One to rotate the drill head, and one to push the drill head into the material.
The larger drill design has a diameter 2x greater than the new design (25cm and 12.5cm respectively) and they both have simple right cone profiles. To properly scale and select the appropriate motor for this updated drill, I need to utilize the original design to make new estimates.
The large drill has a torque requirement 1000-1200Nm. Since the diameter of my drill is ½ of the original drill, I believe my drill will have a torque requirement of 500 – 600Nm based on T = Fr.
The large drill requires 750 – 1000N to push into the material. For this force estimate I thought I should use P = F/A (where A is the surface are of the cone (without the base)) as both drills should apply the same pressure on the material.
I get that the force requirement for my drill is 187.5 – 250N.
Can anyone please confirm if this sounds correct?
I just need to know if I am on the right track here.
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