RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

Optimal Design of Traction Drive Continuously Variable Transmissions

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K. H. Lim

Hankuk Aviation College, Kyungki-Do, Korea 411-910

D. G. Ullman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 111(2), 264-269 (Jun 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258993 History: Received September 01, 1988; Online November 19, 2009


An optimal design technique for minimum power loss in traction drive continuously variable transmissions is developed. The general forms of the objective function and constraint equations are derived, and the formulated optimal design problems are implemented in a nonlinear programming algorithm. Kinematic analysis and optimal design problem formulation are performed for a selected traction drive configuration as an example of the procedures.

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