An Analytic Methodology for the Kinematic Synthesis of Epicyclic Gear Mechanisms

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Cheng-Ho Hsu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424, R.O.C. e-mail: chohsu@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

J. Mech. Des 124(3), 574-576 (Aug 06, 2002) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1485094 History: Received September 01, 1999; Online August 06, 2002
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