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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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)
Pages977-984
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Sep 29 2002Oct 2 2002

Conference

Conference27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, Que.
Period9/29/0210/2/02

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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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. 977-984. Paper presented at 27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Montreal, Que., Canada. https://doi.org/10.1115/detc2002/mech-34315