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Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 211–220 | Cite as

Configuration design of ten-speed automatic transmissions with twelve-link three-DOF Lepelletier gear mechanism

  • Essam L. Esmail
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Abstract

Many Lepelletier-type automatic transmissions are in production. Some of Lepelletier related configurations are still far from reaching maximum possible sequential speed ratios. This work focuses on analyzing and developing twelve-link three-DOF Lepelletier-type automatic transmissions to attain maximum speed ratios. Following the general trend of increased shift stages and a wider range of speed ratios, new ten-speed automatic transmissions are enumerated from the twelve-link three-DOF Lepelletier gear mechanisms. Furthermore, a ten-speed automatic transmission is modified from an existing eight-speed Lepelletier-type automatic transmission. The results show that the twelve-link three-DOF Lepelletier gear mechanism could reach eleven forward speeds at most. Nomographs are shown to be practical in detecting possible configurations and their clutching sequences.

Keywords

Automatic transmission Clutching-sequences Eleven-speed Planetary gear train Gear ratios Lepelletier Nomographs Ten-speed Speed ratios 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of QadisiyahAl DiwaniyahIraq

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