DESIGN STUDY OF STEEL V-BELT CVT FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

A continuously variable transmission (CVT) design layout was completed. The intended application was for coupling the flywheel to the driveline of a flywheel battery hybrid electric vehicle. The requirements were that the CVT accommodate flywheel speeds from 14,000 to 28,000 rpm and driveline speeds of 850 to 5000 rpm without slipping. Below 850 rpm a slipping clutch was used between the CVT and the driveline. The CVT was required to accommodate 330 ft-lb maximum torque and 100 hp maximum transient. The weighted average power was 22 hp, the maximum allowable full range shift time was 2 seconds and the required lift was 2600 hours. The resulting design utilized two steel V-belts in series to accommodate the required wide speed ratio. The size of the CVT, including the slipping clutch, was 20.6 inches long, 9.8 inches high and 13.8 inches wide. The estimated weight was 155 lb. An overall potential efficiency of 95 percent was projected for the average power condition.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43201

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20546
  • Authors:
    • Swain, J C
    • Klausing, T A
    • Wilcox, J P
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-159845 Final Rpt., DOE/NASA/0116-80/1
  • Contract Numbers: DEN3-116, EC-77-A-31-1044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM