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Title: Continuously variable transmissions: theory and practice

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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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 5529813
Report Number(s):UCRL-15037
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Technical Report
Research Org:California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; AUTOMOBILES; MECHANICAL TRANSMISSIONS; DESIGN; OPERATION; MACHINE PARTS; VEHICLES 330602* -- Vehicle Design Factors-- Engine-Transmission Matching