Title: Power transmission entropy

Authors: Serhan Ozdemir

Addresses: Artificial Iytelligence and Design Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, Izmir Institute of Technology, 35437 Izmir, Turkey

Abstract: Mechanical transmissions have been characterised traditionally by their transmission efficiencies. This is given by the ratio of the output to the input of the transmitted power. Unfortunately, the power transmission phenomenon is slightly more complex than that. As any designer would agree, each of these transmission localities is a source of uncertainty. Once formulated, this statement of uncertainty would reflect the designer|s trust in the transmission. By virtue of the proposed approach, power transmission is no longer a deterministic entity but becomes a probabilistic one. This paper discusses the overlooked uncertainty inherent in every transmission.

Keywords: power transmission; efficiency; entropy; uncertainty; power divergence; mechanical transmissions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2008.017985

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2008 Vol.15 No.1, pp.82 - 88

Published online: 25 Apr 2008 *

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