An integrated method of kinematic, force, power flow, and efficiency analyses for 3-D epicyclic gear trains

Carl A. Nelson, Raymond J. Cipra

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

A unified and simplified technique is introduced to perform kinematic, force, power flow, and efficiency analyses for either planar or bevel (3-D) epicyclic gear trains. The method relies on an accurate spatial kinematic analysis using graph theory. It improves on existing techniques used separately for force, power flow, and efficiency analyses, combining and streamlining them into one straightforward procedure to aid in the design process. The technique is readily automated and has been implemented in a computer spreadsheet program. Examples are presented for illustration of the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002
Pages977-984
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2002
EventASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Sep 29 2002Oct 2 2002

Publication series

NameASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002
Volume5

Conference

ConferenceASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period9/29/0210/2/02

Keywords

  • Epicyclic bevel-gear trains
  • Gear-train efficiency
  • Kinematic analysis
  • Power flow
  • Static-force analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Nelson, C. A., & Cipra, R. J. (2002). An integrated method of kinematic, force, power flow, and efficiency analyses for 3-D epicyclic gear trains. In ASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002 (pp. 977-984). (ASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002; Vol. 5).