Plastic Shredder Calculations
Good day everyone. I am currently doing a project regarding plastic shredder. It is required for me to show my calculations in my report (Cutting Force, Torque, Power required, Diameter of the shaft). I am using the formula Cutting Force= Shear Force x Shear Area. I am unable to proceed now as I am not sure how to get the shear area for my shredder blade. Can anyone guide me about the calculations? Attached is my drafting of the shredder blade.