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Gear Trains

  • Antonio Simón MataEmail author
  • Alex Bataller Torras
  • Juan Antonio Cabrera Carrillo
  • Francisco Ezquerro Juanco
  • Antonio Jesús Guerra Fernández
  • Fernando Nadal Martínez
  • Antonio Ortiz Fernández
Chapter
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 40)

Abstract

We call a set of two or more gears meshed together a gear train. A gear train is, therefore, a kinematic chain in which motion is transmitted by gears. Some of the reasons to use gear trains to transmit motion are: (a) Space restrictions. When motion has to be transmitted between two axles that are far apart. In that case, two large wheels would be needed. A gear train with several small gears could be used, occupying much less space. (b) The transmission ratio is too high or low. To achieve such a transmission ratio with only two wheels it would be necessary to use one toothed wheel with a much larger pitch diameter than the other. This solution has some problems such as interference and more energy losses than a solution with more than two wheels. (c) Opposite output and input angular velocities are required. (d) Multiple outputs are needed for a single input.

Keywords

Velocity Ratio Speed Ratio Output Shaft Gear Train Drive Wheel 
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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Simón Mata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alex Bataller Torras
    • 1
  • Juan Antonio Cabrera Carrillo
    • 2
  • Francisco Ezquerro Juanco
    • 2
  • Antonio Jesús Guerra Fernández
    • 2
  • Fernando Nadal Martínez
    • 2
  • Antonio Ortiz Fernández
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Fluid MechanicsUniversity of MálagaMálagaSpain
  2. 2.University of MálagaMálagaSpain

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