Causes of slip in a continuously variable transmission

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Rotational CVTs (continuously variable transmissions) constrain the velocities of two rotational joints to a computer-controlled ratio. CVTs are traction drive mechanisms that rely on the support of traction forces across rolling contacts. When called upon to transmit loads, CVTs produce a velocity ratio that departs from the ideal transmission ratio. This paper reports on the results of our analysis in pursuit of understanding the mechanics of the rotational CVT. We present the measured velocity ratios in the face of lateral loads at various transmission settings. In addition, we present our model that closely fits the empirical data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division - 2003
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2003Nov 21 2003


Other2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software

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