A positively-engaged infinitely variable transmission using split helical gears

Ethan R. Brush, Carl A. Nelson

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Abstract

Continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), and the subset known as infinitely variable transmissions (IVTs) with gear ratio ranges reaching zero (0:1 or 1:∞ or “geared neutral”), offer motors the ability to run in preferred angular velocity ranges independent of transmission output speed, allowing optimization for power, torque, and efficiency. This paper presents and analyzes a positively engaged IVT (PE-IVT) mechanism of an entirely new type and working principle which solves the problems of current CVTs and is applicable to the unique requirements of robots, electric vehicles (EVs), and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791851814
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2018 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: Aug 26 2018Aug 29 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5B-2018

Other

OtherASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2018
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period8/26/188/29/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Brush, E. R., & Nelson, C. A. (2018). A positively-engaged infinitely variable transmission using split helical gears. In 42nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 5B-2018). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2018-85260