A Framework for Efficiency Evaluation of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Gear Trains

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C. Innocenti

DIEM—University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento, 2-40136 Bologna, Italy

J. Mech. Des 118(4), 556-560 (Dec 01, 1996) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826928 History: Received May 01, 1996; Online December 11, 2007


The paper proposes a new approach to the efficiency evaluation of any one- or multi-degree-of-freedom gear trains. The suggested approach generalizes the known procedures developed for two-degree-of-freedom gear trains. It is based on the determination of a vector whose components are the torques delivered to the shafts of the gear train. Furthermore the paper shows that, for a notable category of gear trains, such a vector can have only a finite number of directions, which implies that a limited number of experimental data suffices for estimating the efficiency at any operational condition. Examples of application of the proposed methodology are provided.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Gears , Trains
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