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Automatic Detection of Embedded Structure in Planetary Gear Trains

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Cheng-Ho Hsu, Yi-Chang Wu

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

J. Mech. Des 119(2), 315-318 (Jun 01, 1997) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826253 History: Received June 01, 1996; Revised December 01, 1996; Online December 11, 2007

Abstract

The detection of embedded structure is one of important steps in the structural synthesis of planetary gear trains. The purpose of this paper is to develop a computer program for the automatic detection of embedded structure in planetary gear trains. First, the graph representation of a planetary gear train is used to clarify the kinematic structure. Next, the concept of fundamental circuit is applied to derive an algorithm for the detection of embedded structure in a planetary gear train. Using the notation of adjacency matrix, an interactive computer program has been developed such that embedded structure in a planetary gear train can be automatically analyzed by only entering the corresponding graph.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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