The Nutating Traction Drive

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Y. Kemper

Vadetec Corporation, Troy, Mich.

J. Eng. Power 103(1), 154-157 (Jan 01, 1981) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230688 History: Received December 19, 1979; Online September 28, 2009


The unique torque speed characteristic of the single-shaft gas turbine requires that it have a continuously variable-ratio transmission for successful application to automotive use. This paper discusses the development of a novel mechanical transmission which has the power density required for highway vehicles. Cost and efficiency are competitive with conventional automatic transmissions.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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