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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 627045, 11 pages
Research Article

Analysis of Dynamic Behavior of Multiple-Stage Planetary Gear Train Used in Wind Driven Generator

1School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 17923, Jinan, Shandong 250061, China
2Key Laboratory of High-Efficieny and Clean Mechanical Manufacture, Ministry of Education, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250061, China

Received 5 August 2013; Accepted 5 October 2013; Published 5 January 2014

Academic Editors: A. Durmus and M. Q. Fan

Copyright © 2014 Jungang Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A dynamic model of multiple-stage planetary gear train composed of a two-stage planetary gear train and a one-stage parallel axis gear is proposed to be used in wind driven generator to analyze the influence of revolution speed and mesh error on dynamic load sharing characteristic based on the lumped parameter theory. Dynamic equation of the model is solved using numerical method to analyze the uniform load distribution of the system. It is shown that the load sharing property of the system is significantly affected by mesh error and rotational speed; load sharing coefficient and change rate of internal and external meshing of the system are of obvious difference from each other. The study provides useful theoretical guideline for the design of the multiple-stage planetary gear train of wind driven generator.