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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Development of an Epicyclic Gear Transmission Laboratory Dynamometer
by Adisa A.F. and Inns F. M

Measuring power transmission for machines with low power consumption require accurate measuring device where it speed can be varied from low to high and very little power is allowed to be absorbed by the dynamometer (torquemeter). When local production of power measuring device was required, an epicyclic gear transmission laboratory dynamometer was designed, developed and tested with prony brake on a small capacity rice dehusking machine with source of power from an electric motor. Transmission efficiency between the epicyclic dynamometer and prony brake was found to be 92% while that from electric motor to prony brake was found to be 83%. The dynamometer absorbed 4 watts (6%) out of 69 watts required to drive the rice dehusker.
Keywords: epicyclic, laboratory dynamometer, prony brake, dehusker.
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
United Kingdom



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