Ryan, James J. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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The machine element that supports a roller and wheel so that they can perform their basic functions of rotation. Shafting, made from round metal bars of various lengths and machined to dimension the surface, is used in a great variety of shapes and applications. Because shafts carry loads and transmit power, they are subject to the stresses and strains of operating machine parts. Standardized procedures have been evolved for determining the material characteristics and size requirements for safe and economical construction and operation.
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