Studying the functionality of infinitely variable drive using multibody dynamics simulation approach
Bhusal, Krishna Prakash (2017)
Bhusal, Krishna Prakash
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This thesis work is the part of the research group working in development of new type of transmission option. The proposed Infinity Variable Drive (IVD) mechanism can be categorized as the Infinitely Variable Transmission providing continuously variable gear ratio including neutral and reverse. The main objective of this thesis was to study the functionality of novel IVD. The new transmission system was studied using multibody dynamic simulation approach. The study was done using the multibody simulation tool MSC ADAMS 2016. The sub systems were studied separately before studying the IVD mechanism as a whole. The sub systems studied are simple planetary gear set with multiple inputs, two stage planetary gear system, and one way overrunning clutch. The results obtained from simulation of two stage planetary gear set was verified using analytical approach. The Proof of Concept (PoC) was developed during the project and the simulation results were compared with the measurements done with the PoC.