I am experiment with simulating a continuously variable transmission or CVT in solid works motion
I manage to mimic the behaviour using a spring loaded middle wheel.
Initially I applied a constant torque and moved the middle wheel at constant speed.
Next I generated a torque profile using a formula containing the current angular velocity.
Next I added a formula to the middle wheel so that it would move only when the input shaft reached a speed corresonding to max torque.
The wheel then increments along adjusting the ratio so as to keep the input shaft at optimum torque.
Its a bit crude and would like to use a more sophisticad control algorthm.
I would like to improve the functionality in other ways but find the expression option a bit restrictive.
Ultimately I would like to simulate acceleration, crusing and deceleration etc in the one simulation if this was possible
CVT video attached