Simplified Kinematic Analysis of Bevel Epicyclic Gear Trains With Application to Power-Flow and Efficiency Analyses

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Carl A. Nelson, Raymond J. Cipra

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 585 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

J. Mech. Des 127(2), 278-286 (Mar 25, 2005) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1814392 History: Received April 09, 2003; Revised April 06, 2004; Online March 25, 2005
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Example of an epicyclic gear train and its associated graph representation
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Typical adjacency matrix
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Fundamental circuit with the principal directions shown
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Simple bevel planet with its inclination angle βp
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Steps in formulating the processing matrices for kinematic analysis
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Humpage reduction gear and its graphical representation
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Bevel planet meshing with sun; applied and reaction torques
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Planetary train for comparison with other efficiency analysis results



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