Modeling and Simulation of Traction Drive Dynamics and Control

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Z. Zou, Y. Zhang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128

X. Zhang, W. Tobler

Ford Research Laboratory, 2101 Village Road, Dearborn, MI 48124

J. Mech. Des 123(4), 556-561 (Oct 01, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1402128 History: Received October 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Traction drive geometry
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Free body diagrams of CVT components
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Feedback control system of traction CVT
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Block diagram for traction drive simulation and control
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Angular velocity of input disk (rpm)
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Comparison of speed ratios
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Roller axis offset (mm)
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Pressure difference: (Phigh–Plow)



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