A New Graph Representation for the Automatic Kinematic Analysis of Planetary Spur-Gear Trains

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Cheng-Ho Hsu, Kin-Tak Lam

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424, R.O.C.

J. Mech. Des 114(1), 196-200 (Mar 01, 1992) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2916916 History: Received November 01, 1989; Online June 02, 2008


The purpose of this paper is to propose a new graph representation to represent the kinematic structure of a planetary spur-gear train efficiently. Based on the graph representation, the kinematic analysis of planetary spur-gear trains is largely simplified. An interactive computer program is developed for the kinematic analysis of planetary spur-gear trains with any number of degrees of freedom. By only inputting the graph representation of a planetary spur-gear train and the data for the mating gear pairs, all possible fundamental circuits are determined and the rotational displacement equations are derived and solved automatically.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Gears , Spur gears , Trains
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