TY - JOUR
A2 - SaltarÃ©n, Roque J.
AU - Li, Qingtao
AU - Wu, Jie
AU - Li, Hua
AU - Yao, Jin
PY - 2015
DA - 2015/12/30
TI - A Mathematical Method for Eliminating Spin Losses in Toroidal Traction Drives
SP - 501878
VL - 2015
AB - The efficiency of the original Toroidal continuously variable transmission (CVT) is limited due to the spin losses caused by the different speed distribution in the contact area. To overcome this drawback, this paper replaces the original working surface with a new surface derived from a differential equation and proposes a novel Logarithmic CVT. Equations and ranges of the transmission ratio range, half-cone-angle, and conformity ratio, which are essential geometrical parameters of the Logarithmic CVT, are derived. A set of geometrical parameters is further recommended. With such geometrical parameters, the transmission ratio range of the Logarithmic CVT is as wide as that of the Half-Toroidal CVT. The two types of CVTs are compared with each other in terms of efficiency based on a widely accepted computational model. The results show that efficiency of the Logarithmic CVT is higher than that of Half-Toroidal CVT except for some particular situations because of the thrust bearing losses.
SN - 1024-123X
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/501878
DO - 10.1155/2015/501878
JF - Mathematical Problems in Engineering
PB - Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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ER -