Design and Simulation of a New Single Actuator Double Acting Electro-Mechanical Continuously Variable Transmission

Nur Rashid Mat Nuri 1, Khisbullah Hudha 2, and Saiful Amri Mazlan 3
1. Centre for Advanced Research on Energy (CARe), Fakulti Teknologi Kejuruteraan Mekanikal & Pembuatan, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia
Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia
2. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), Malaysia
3. Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia
Abstract—This paper presents a new design of an electro-mechanical Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) by using dual acting pulley at driver and driver sides with single actuator to vary the belt radius. Several conceptual designs on pulley geometry and its working mechanism were proposed and evaluated. The best evaluation design was selected and a prototype of the CVT system, namely single actuator double acting electro-mechanical (SADAEM) CVT system was built. All the mathematical equations will be derived in this paper and the modelling was developed using MATLAB Simulink software. The performance of the SADAEM CVT system was evaluated in term of belt radius and CVT ratio tracking by using proportional−integral−derivative (PID) controller. The results obtained by the simulation showed that the response trends were similar with an acceptable error. 

Index Terms—continuously variable transmission, single actuator, dual acting pulley, belt radius, CVT ratio

Cite: Nur Rashid Mat Nuri, Khisbullah Hudha, and Saiful Amri Mazlan, "Design and Simulation of a New Single Actuator Double Acting Electro-Mechanical Continuously Variable Transmission," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 114-120, January 2019. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.8.1.114-120
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