Definition of Epicyclic train
1. Noun. A system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis.
Generic synonyms: Gear, Gearing, Geartrain, Power Train, Train
Terms within: Epicyclic Gear, Planet Gear, Planet Wheel, Planetary Gear, Sun Gear
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Literary usage of Epicyclic train
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1. Elements of Mechanism by Peter Schwamb, Allyne Litchfield Merrill, Walter Herman James (1921)
"An epicyclic train of gears is a train in which some of the gears turn on fixed ... 199 illustrates an epicyclic train, and the following description of its ..."
2. The Theory of Machines: Part I. The Principles of Mechanism. Part II by Robert William Angus (1917)
"An epicyclic train has been denned at the beginning of the chapter as one in which ... An epicyclic train of gears is made up in exactly the same way as an ..."
3. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon (1874)
"which, like the wheel A, is concentric with the frame, we have an epicyclic train, of which the wheels at both extremities are concentric with the frame. ..."
4. Cotton Spinning by William Scott-Taggart (1897)
"The principle underlying an epicyclic train of wheels is so important ... 158 a diagram is given showing the simplest form of an epicyclic train of wheels. ..."
5. Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements: Embracing All Those which are by Henry T. Brown (1881)
"An " epicyclic train." Any train of gearing the axes of the wheels of which ... In the epicyclic train as thus described only the wheel at one extremity is ..."
6. Principles of Mechanism by Robert Willis (1870)
"285, 286, 287, is termed in this work an epicyclic train. Fig. 285. Fig. 286. Fig. 287. The two wheels which are at each end of such a train, ..."
7. Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual for Handicraftsmen and Amateurs by Spon (1901)
"Another simple form of tho epicyclic train, in which the arm D carries aB, ... Another epicyclic train in which neither the first nor last wheel is fixed. ..."