Mechanical Efficiency of Diffential Gearing
The article "Mechanical Efficiency of Diffential Gearing" appeared in the July/August 1986 issue of Gear Technology.
Mechanical efficiency is an important index of gearing, especially for epicyclic gearing. Because of its compact size, light weight, the capability of a high speed ratio, and the ability to provide differential action, epicyclic gearing is very versatile, and its use is increasing. However, attention should be paid to efficiency not only to save energy, but sometimes also to make the transmission run smoothly or to avoid a self-locking condition.
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