A novel concept for a translational continuously variable transmission

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    Abstract

    Continuously Variable Transmissions have the potential to change robotics. When used in a drive train in combination with a spring, they could significantly reduce energy consumption. However, so far these advantages have been shown in theory only. To exploit the concept of a Continuously Variable transmission to its full potential it should have certain properties and be designed with some critical design points in mind. In this work, we propose three properties that a Continuously Variable Transmission needs to have and two critical design points that should be optimised in a design. We propose a novel concept of a lever with a movable pivot where the pivot always moves along the lever. A realisation of this concept is discussed and evaluated with respect to the required properties and critical design points. We conclude that the realisation has the required properties and that the performance on the critical design points can be improved by improving the mechanical design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2015
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1309-1315
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-9106-1, 978-1-4673-9107-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2015
    Event2015 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2015 - BEXCO (Busan Exhibition Convention Center), Busan, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 7 Jul 201511 Jul 2015

    Publication series

    NameIEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
    PublisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society
    Volume2015
    ISSN (Print)2159-6247
    ISSN (Electronic)2159-6255

    Conference

    Conference2015 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2015
    Abbreviated titleAIM
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CityBusan
    Period7/07/1511/07/15

    Keywords

    • Position measurement
    • Power transmission
    • Variable speed gear
    • Translational continuously variable transmission
    • Mechanical design
    • Spring
    • Springs (mechanical)
    • Mechanical power transmission
    • Energy consumption
    • Robotics
    • Robots
    • Wheels
    • Drives
    • Drive train
    • Force
    • Friction
    • Power transmission (mechanical)

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