PRINCIPLES AND DEFINITIONS FOR CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS, WITH EMPHASIS ON AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

This paper examines and compares the five basic principles that can be used in continuously variable transmission (CVT) design: (1) hydrostatic, (2) traction drive (V-belt and rolling contact), (3) overrunning clutch, (4) electric, and (5) multispeed gearbox with slipping clutch. The operating characteristics and features of each are considered. The power-split, inverse power-split, and power recirculation modes of operation are discussed, along with applications where they may be advantageously used. Emphasis is directed toward automotive applications, both for conventional vehicles and those employing energy-storage flywheels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Beachley, N H
    • Frank, A A
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

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  • Accession Number: 00329715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 80-C1/DET-95
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM