An algorithm to determining the gear efficiency to a simple planetary train

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Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu
Relly Victoria Virgil Petrescu


The paper presents an original algorithm composed by authors in order to determine through exact calculations the efficiency value of a simple planetary mechanism, increasingly used in aerospace, robotics, mechatronics, machine building, and various automation. The calculation program is written in excel and for its simple automation four sign-type switches, are used plus or minus 1, and a logic function for checking the status and choosing the corresponding value. In this way, the program is generalized to be used for any type of simple planetary mechanism for the purpose of accurately determining its yield.


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Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu, Bucharest Polytechnic University

Ph.D. Eng. Florian Ion T. PETRESCU

Senior Lecturer at UPB (Bucharest Polytechnic University), Theory of Mechanisms and Robots department,

Date of birth: March.28.1958; Higher education: Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Transport, Road Vehicles Department, graduated in 1982, with overall average 9.63;

Doctoral Thesis: "Theoretical and Applied Contributions About the Dynamic of Planar Mechanisms with Superior Joints".

Expert in: Industrial Design, Mechanical Design, Engines Design, Mechanical Transmissions, Dynamics, Vibrations, Mechanisms, Machines, Robots.


Member ARoTMM, IFToMM, SIAR, FISITA, SRR, AGIR. Member of Board of SRRB (Romanian Society of Robotics).


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