Epicyclic Gears

  • Michael French


Figure 8.1 shows the principle of an epicyclic gear. The input gear or sun pinion drives a number of planet gears P (commonly, three). These planet gears are mounted in a rotating planet carrier and mesh with a fixed internal or annulus gear round the outside of the planet carrier.


Thin Disc Planet Gear Output Shaft Planet Carrier Bearing Housing 
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© Michael French 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael French
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  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityUK

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