Kinematics of Strain Wave Gears with an External Deformation Wave Generator

Authors: Timofeev G.A., Yaminskiy N.A., Samoilov D.E. Published: 14.12.2022
Published in issue: #4(143)/2022  

DOI: 10.18698/0236-3941-2022-4-77-88

Category: Mechanical Engineering and Machine Science | Chapter: Machine Science  
Keywords: strain wave gear, ring wave generator, kinematic accuracy, reliability, durability, efficiency


The development of automatic control systems, tracking systems and industrial robotics requires the creation of new generation drive systems with high efficiency, kinematic accuracy, reliability, durability with small axial and radial dimensions and weight. To implement tracking systems with power differentials, transmission mechanisms with two degrees of freedom are required to provide the transformation and summation of two movements of drive motors into the required movement of the drive output shaft. These requirements in single-channel tracking systems are well met by strain wave gears (SWG) with low-inertia disk and ring wave generators. They allow for wide layout possibilities, the ability to route cables through the hollow central shaft of the drive, high torsional rigidity and low moments of inertia, which are in the range of 250 to 400 times less than those of cam wave generators, thus ensuring high drive speed. There are practically no publications, except domestic ones, devoted to the study of SWG with ring wave generators. This scientific direction of research is carried out at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Structural schemes of SWG with ring generators of external deformation waves are considered, the features of the kinematics of these gears are studied, and recommendations for improving their quality indicatorsare proposed

Please cite this article in English as:

Timofeev G.A., Yaminskiy N.A., Samoilov D.E. Kinematics of strain wave gears with an external deformation wave generator. Herald of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Series Mechanical Engineering, 2022, no. 4 (143), pp. 77--88 (in Russ.). DOI: https://doi.org/10.18698/0236-3941-2022-4-77-88


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