Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing
Online ISSN : 1881-3054
ISSN-L : 1881-3054
Design and test of 3K planetary gear for electric vehicle
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2023 Volume 17 Issue 6 Pages JAMDSM0079


With the emerging trend in the production of electric vehicles, many components in the car were also modified. Instead of a large, heavy, and complex internal combustion engine, light, compact, highly efficient electric motors are now being used that are superior in terms of torque to the power plant. The main difference between the body of electric-based and internal combustion engine-based cars is the presence of a battery compartment in the electric car (most often located at the bottom of the car). Moreover, in the transmission of electric vehicles, modern electric vehicles use single-stage gearboxes instead of complex multi-stage gearboxes. In this paper, we attempted to design and test a simple single-stage transmission based on planetary gear (PG) with improved efficiency through gear profile-shift modification. Below is a detailed description of the design method of the planetary gearbox and the development process. The first candidate was the 3K planetary gear without second layer ring gear and the second was the 3K planetary without second layer sun gear. Based on the analytical evaluations, the best sample was designed in SolidWorks, its prototype was manufactured, and bench tests were performed.

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