The research was done in the area of developing software which could be used to demonstrate the motion of gears. To demonstrate this motion involved learning about programming using graphics. Engineering skills were used in the programming in various ways. One way was in developing and implementing the equations and theory. The more critical engineering aspect of this project is in determining what is effective in demonstrating the kinematic principles associated with gear sets.
The programs will be a helpful aid in showing students what is happening with the motion of gear sets. Not only will instructors be allowed to display drawings of gears quickly, but the important data will be displayed also. The instructor will be able to demonstrate how a slight change in a gear size will change the output in an instant. Overall this program will allow students to cover much more material pertaining to gear sets in much less time.
Hall, John F., "Using Software to Demonstrate Kinematics of Gear Sets" (1991). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 133.