Continuously variable transmissions: theory and practice
The five basic principles that can be used in the design of continuously variable transmissions (CVT) for motor vehicles are examined and compared. These include: hydrostatic, traction drive (V-belt and rolling contact), overrunning clutch, electric, and multispeed gearbox with slipping clutch. Appendix A discusses commercially available CVTs suitable for motor vehicles, and Appendix B describes research and development programs for CVTs.
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- 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; AUTOMOBILES; MECHANICAL TRANSMISSIONS; DESIGN; OPERATION; MACHINE PARTS; VEHICLES 330602* -- Vehicle Design Factors-- Engine-Transmission Matching
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