Title: Types of kinematic connections of two-simple planetary three-gear trains

Authors: A.M. Krstich

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, USA

Abstract: This paper presents general consideration of types of kinematic connections of two-simple planetary three-gear trains. For these types of kinematic connections of two-simple planetary three-gear trains the basic equations of train values have been developed by using the general equation of motion for planetary and standard gear trains (Krstich, 1985a, and 1985b). It is pointed out that there are five different ways of kinematic connections of two-simple spur or bevel planetary three-gear trains and at the same time there are five basic equations of train values as well. These types of kinematic connections of two-simple planetary three-gear trains and their basic equations of train values will aid designers and analysts in determining correct train values of these types of planetary gear train configurations.

Keywords: band brake; bevel gears; carrier; free coupled shaft; input shaft; non-supported single shaft; output shaft; parallel connection; planet gears; ring gears; series connection; spur gears; sun gears; planetary gear trains; kinematic connections; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1990.061577

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1990 Vol.11 No.3, pp.314 - 321

Published online: 26 May 2014 *

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