Light-Weight Design for Planetary Gear Transmissions
The article "Light-Weight Design for Planetary Gear Transmissions" appeared in the September 2013 issue of Gear Technology.
There is a great need for future powertrains in automotive and industrial applications to improve upon their efficiency and power density while reducing their dynamic vibration and noise initiation. It is accepted that planetary gear transmissions have several advantages in comparison to conventional transmissions, such as a high power density due to the power division using several planet gears. This paper presents planetary gear transmissions, optimized in terms of efficiency, weight and volume.
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