Design of Ball Lock Multi-Speed Transmission System
The SAE Mini Baja team requires a custom, multispeed transmission for their vehicle. Concurrent engineering with the Baja design team created a working model. The overall purpose of this project was to fabricate a fully functional three speed [10:1 and 7:1 and 6:1] transmission for a 10 HP vehicle. The product was designed using decision matrices and house of quality. Then, it was drawn up on SolidWorks and a finite element analysis was done on the shafts in order to optimize the design. Lastly, some of the designs were sent to a manufacturer and the rest were machined by the team using Tech’s facilities. The finished product was integrated into the vehicle that will race in future.
Keywords— SAE Mini Baja, Multispeed Transmission, Three Speed Transmission, Ball Lock.