Gear box in mechanical systems
The Gear Box block represents an ideal, nonplanetary, fixed gear ratio gear box. The gear ratio is determined as the ratio of the input shaft angular velocity to that of the output shaft.
The gear box is described with the following equations:
|ω1||Input shaft angular velocity|
|ω2||Output shaft angular velocity|
|Torque on the input shaft|
|Torque on the output shaft|
|Power on the input shaft|
|Power on the output shaft. Notice the minus sign in computing |
Connections S and O are mechanical rotational conserving ports associated with the box input and output shaft, respectively. The block positive directions are from S to the reference point and from the reference point to O.
Use the Variables tab in the block dialog box (or the Variables section in the block Property Inspector) to set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.
The ratio of the input shaft angular velocity to that of the
output shaft. You can specify both positive and negative values. The
default value is
The block has the following ports:
Mechanical rotational conserving port associated with input shaft.
Mechanical rotational conserving port associated with the output shaft.