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A robust CVT for heavy-duty applications

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Recently it has become increasingly apparent that continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, are poised to replace conventional automatic transmissions in passenger car and truck applications. As is the case with any widely applicable innovation, CVTs are now going through the trial-and-selection process to determine which of the numerous designs are most suitable.

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Joaquim, M.E., Milner, P.J. A robust CVT for heavy-duty applications. AutoTechnol 3, 32–34 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03246764

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  • Variable Transmission
  • Outer Race
  • Elastohydrodynamic Lubricant
  • Traction Fluid
  • Traction Coefficient