Assessment of the fit of a bore on a shaft
by Russ Elliott
In the example of the wheel shown, the wheel is first tipped to one side so that the extremities of its bore touch the surface of the shaft, and then tipped to the other side, and a measurement is made, at the diameter of the wheel, of the distance a, the extent of the tip over the outer surfaces of the wheel.
Triangles OPR and OST are similar, therefore the ratio of ST to OT is equal to the ratio of OR to PR, i.e. ST ∕ OT = OR ∕ PR
Re-expressing the congruency, x – y, the difference between the bore and shaft sizes, is:
x – y = b ( a – w) ∕ ( d – y)
© Russ Elliott