This study proposes an innovative transmission mechanism, called parallel-type independently controllable transmission (ICT). The proposed mechanism can provide functions similar to those of infinitely variable transmission (IVT) or continuously variable transmission (CVT) mechanisms. The parallel-type ICT can transmit rotational output speed that can be independently regulated using a controller and is unaffected by the speed variation of the input shaft. Thus, a variable speed wind turbine can generate electricity with a constant frequency and improved quality. The kinematic characteristics, torque distribution, and power flow of this transmission mechanism were verified using a prototype of the ICT to demonstrate the feasibility of its application.
Synthesis and Analysis of a Parallel-Type Independently Controllable Transmission Mechanism
Manuscript received August 13, 2015; final manuscript received January 15, 2016; published online March 7, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Hai-Jun Su.
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Hwang, G., Liao, W., Tsay, D., and Lin, B. (March 7, 2016). "Synthesis and Analysis of a Parallel-Type Independently Controllable Transmission Mechanism." ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. August 2016; 8(4): 041007. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4032589
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