Types of Gear Trains

In gear train, combination of two or gears are used to transmit power.

The gear train is classified into following types,

  • Simple gear train
  • Compound gear train
  • Riveted gear train
  • Epicyclic gear train

1.Simple gear train

In this type, there is only one gear is mounted on each shaft.

2.Compound gear train

In this type, two or more gears are mounted on each shaft.

3.Riveted gear train

The compound gear train in which input and out put shafts are collinear to each other.

4.Epicyclic gear train

In this type, one gear is moving upon and around another gear.


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

All newly proposed concepts/methods/techniques are property of respective contributor and mechanical.in. Any content from third party are property of respective third party, governed by third parties legal information, published here with third party's grant and are available only for reference purpose.


Privacy & Cookie Policy | Terms of Use | User Content Policy | Report Problem/Bug/Abuse | FAQ | Contact us

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?