Title: Automatic analysis of the redundant gears in planetary gear trains

Authors: Cheng-Ho Hsu, Yuh-Long Lin

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424, Republic of China. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424, Republic of China

Abstract: Redundant gears should be eliminated in the design of automatic transmissions in order to reduce inertial power loss and manufacturing costs. The purpose of this paper is to develop a computerized method for the analysis of redundant gears in planetary gear trains. Based on the concept of fundamental circuits, the existence criterion for redundant gears in a planetary gear train is deduced. As a result, an interactive computer program has been developed for the automatic analysis of redundant gears in planetary gear trains. The result of this study is of benefit to the design of automatic transmissions for automobiles.

Keywords: automatic transmissions; planetary gear trains; redundant gears; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1994.061871

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1994 Vol.15 No.3/4/5, pp.402 - 415

Available online: 28 May 2014 *

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