Epicyclic Gears

  • Michael French

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Fatigue Welding Torque Cage Flange 

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Copyright information

© Michael French 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael French
    • 1
  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityUK

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