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Title: 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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5529813
Report Number(s):
UCRL--15037
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; AUTOMOBILES; MECHANICAL TRANSMISSIONS; DESIGN; OPERATION; MACHINE PARTS; VEHICLES Automobiles; Mechanical transmissions; Design; Operation; Machine parts; Vehicles 330602* -- Vehicle Design Factors-- Engine-Transmission Matching