Performance investigations of a novel rolling traction CVT

S. Akehurst, C. J. Brace, N. D. Vaughan, Peter Milner, Yukiharu Hosoi

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The Milner CVT is a patented [1] rolling traction transmission offering advantages of high power density and simplicity of construction and operation. A 90 mm diameter prototype variator is described which was sized for a maximum rated input power of 12 kW. Experimental data are presented demonstrating high efficiency and low shift forces. Resistance to overload torque is shown to be exceptional and preliminary durability trials indicate a highly viable concept for series production. Based upon the measured data, characteristics of larger variators are predicted and prospects for automotive applications discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE 2001 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan
PublisherSAE International
ISBN (Print)0148-7191
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventSAE 2001 World Congress - Detroit, MI, USA United States
Duration: 5 Mar 20018 Mar 2001

Publication series

NameSAE Technical Papers Series
PublisherSAE International
ISSN (Print)0148-7191


ConferenceSAE 2001 World Congress
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CityDetroit, MI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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