A simplified discrete model to predict load sharing among the planets of a planetary gear set having carrier planet position errors is presented in this study. The model proposes a translational representation of the torsional system and includes any number of planets positioned at any spacing configuration. The discrete model predictions are validated by comparing them to (i) the predictions of a deformable-body planetary gear set model and (ii) planet load sharing measurements from planetary gear sets having three to six planets. A set of closed-form planet load sharing formulas are derived from the discrete model for gear sets having equally-spaced planets for conditions when all of the planets are loaded. These formulas allow, in an accurate and direct way, calculation of planet loads as a function of position errors associated with each planet.
A Closed-Form Planet Load Sharing Formulation for Planetary Gear Sets Using a Translational Analogy
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Ligata, H., Kahraman, A., and Singh, A. (January 7, 2009). "A Closed-Form Planet Load Sharing Formulation for Planetary Gear Sets Using a Translational Analogy." ASME. J. Mech. Des. February 2009; 131(2): 021007. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3042160
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