A Systematic Approach to Power-Flow and Static-Force Analysis in Epicyclic Spur-Gear Trains

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E. Pennestrì

Dept. of Mechanics, University of Calabria, 87030 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy

F. Freudenstein

Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027

J. Mech. Des 115(3), 639-644 (Sep 01, 1993) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919238 History: Received July 01, 1991; Online June 02, 2008


It is well known that the circulating power in gear trains can be many times greater than the input power. Such circumstances require that in the design of split-power gear drives, a preliminary power-flow analysis be carried out. In this investigation a systematic method for the power-flow and static-force analysis of spur-gear drives is presented. The manner in which the procedure is applied has some similarities with an algorithm for kinematic analysis previously suggested by one of the authors. Following a brief review of previous work, the theoretical bases of the new methodology of analysis are discussed and numerical examples developed.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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