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Gearing

Leverage Ratio

In risk analysis, any ratio that measures a company's leverage. One example of a gearing ratio is the long-term debt/capitalization ratio, which is calculated by taking the company's long-term debt and dividing it by its long-term debt added to its preferred and common stock. Another example is a simple debt-to-equity ratio, which is calculated by dividing total debt by total equity. Generally, companies with higher leverage as determined by a leverage ratio are thought to be more risky because they have more liabilities and less equity. A leverage ratio is also called a gearing ratio or an equity multiplier.

gearing

see CAPITAL GEARING.

gearing

see CAPITAL GEARING.
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The graphical method is the same in principle for all planetary gearing problems but varies somewhat in the procedure to be followed depending upon whether the mechanism consists (a) of spur gears having the same circular pitch; (b) of spur gears having different circular pitches; or (c) of bevel gears.
The double-helical gearing is said to eliminate axial loads on the bearings of both the shafts, which means that the rotor bearings are not subject to wear, which is not the case in conventional gear pumps, according to the company.
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