Automation in Gear Shifting Mechanism

Authors

  • Shivam Dwivedi Bachelors of Engineering, Bansal College of Engineering, Bhopal, M.P, India
  • Prof. Vikas Gupta Assistant Professor, Bansal College of Engineering, Bhopal, M.P, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijoscience.v4i5.139

Abstract

For the vehicle to move forward the engine has to be connected to driving wheels so as to propel the vehicle. The engine rotates at relatively high speeds, while the wheels are required to turn at slower speeds. The torque requirements of the vehicle vary as per the prevailing conditions of load, terrain etc. Gear box provides different gear ratios between the engine and the driving wheels, to suit the varying road conditions such as when climbing hills, traversing rough road or sandy road or pulling a load. The required gear shift for providing varying torque requirements can be obtained either manually or automatically. Automatic gear shifting mechanism is a concept implementing an embedded control system for actuating the gears automatically without human intervention. The automation is achieved by using a microcontroller and suitable sensor and actuator hardware. Whenever the speed of the vehicle increases or decreases beyond a pre-defined set of values, the microcontroller based control system actuates the clutch as well as the gear and helps maintain a steady operation of the automobile.

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Published

2018-05-26

How to Cite

Dwivedi, S., & Gupta, P. V. (2018). Automation in Gear Shifting Mechanism. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJOSCIENCE, 4(5), 22-25. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijoscience.v4i5.139