Concept design optimisation for continuously variable transmissions

Bell, Colin A, Mares, Cristinel and Glovnea, Romeo (2011) Concept design optimisation for continuously variable transmissions. International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 4 (1). ISSN 1753-1039

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Abstract

The intense competition on the global markets faced by manufacturing companies is reflected by critical issues like decreasing the product-development-cycle time, lowering costs and increasing quality. The quest to meet the market requirements can be viewed as a multi-criteria decision-making problem set within the space of engineering characteristics for the designed system. In this paper one aspect of a particular design method: Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is used to asses different design concepts for transmission systems according to specific criteria linked with requirements. The engineering design process is based on a structured design methodology and multiple aspects of the design process are presented from the perspective of a set of criteria and objectives like: power density, ratio range, efficiency, drivability, response time, smoothness, noise and costs. This paper attempts to explore the intimate relation between the most important features for the system definition in specific applications and their relation to different concepts. Various concepts are assessed based on this relationship, whilst dimensions of individual components of a novel CVT are optimised to meet the derived requirements.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Romeo Glovnea
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:04
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2012 13:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23891
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