Algorithm for the automatic kinematic analysis of planetary gear trains by fundamental circuit method

Long Chang Hsieh, Hong-Sen Yan, Long Iong Wu

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Abstract

The concept of levelled incidence matrix is introduced to represent the topological structure of a planetary gear train. Based on this matrix, the authors develop an algorithm for searching all possible fundamental circuits. The equations of motion are derived and proved to be solvable. Finally, a generalized computer program is developed for automatic searching of fundamental circuits, formulation of equations of motion, and generation of solutions. The result of this work provides an excellent tool for the computer-aided kinematic analysis of planetary gear trains with any number of degrees of freedom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-158
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Apr

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  • Engineering(all)

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