Browse Publications Technical Papers 2014-01-2888
2014-10-13

On the Mechanical Efficiency Assessment of Epicyclic Gear Trains: Analytic Formulas and an Easy Algorithm 2014-01-2888

The present paper aims at developing and implementing a systematic and simple algorithm for calculating the mechanical efficiency of the epicyclic gear trains operating as differential mechanism or speed reducer/multiplier. In this analysis, we consider the mechanical efficiency of the epicyclic gear train as a function of the configuration, speed in its three input / output shafts, and also with respect to the power-flow type. Results are compared to those obtained from other methods, available in the literature.

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