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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Transformation of an EGT Grammar: New Grammar, New Designs

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Xin Li, Linda C. Schmidt

Designer Assistance Tool Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740-3035e-mail: lschmidt@eng.umd.edu

Weidong He, Lixing Li, Yuanmei Qian

Gear Research Lab, Dalian Railway Institute, Dalian 116028, China

J. Mech. Des 126(4), 753-756 (Aug 12, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1758256 History: Received July 01, 2001; Revised January 01, 2004; Online August 12, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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Rules of original EGT Graph Grammar with new numbering and suppressed edge labels
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New Ring-plate-type Cycloid Drive (RCD)
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A graph grammar rule relaxing Assumption 1 of the original EGT grammar
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Generation of the RCD from Fig. 2 using the new EGT grammar
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A new RCD design generated by the new EGT grammar
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Novel design of a Ring-Plate-Type Cycloid Drive

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