Constant Power Continuously Variable Transmission (CP-CVT): Operating Principle and Analysis

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O. S. Cretu

Tribo Consulting, 5308 Bouldvard Ext., Olympia, WA 98501e-mail: cretuovidiu@comcast.net

R. P. Glovnea

Tribology Section, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2BX, UKe-mail: r.glovnea@imperial.ac.uk

J. Mech. Des 127(1), 114-119 (Mar 02, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1828457 History: Received September 30, 2003; Revised April 14, 2004; Online March 02, 2005
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(a) Transmission ratio and torque variation with angle α for elastic force and (b) power variation with angle α for elastic force
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The schematic of the traction drive CP-CVT
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A spherical intermediate element and the active angles
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FBD of an intermediate element in two different positions
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(a) Transmission ratio and torque variation with angle α for constant force and (b) power variation with angle α for constant force
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The axial displacement of the toroidal disc



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