Effect of the gear local damage and profile error of the gear on the drivetrain dynamic response
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Mechanics, Modelling and Manufacturing Laboratory (LA2MP), Mechanical Engineering Department, National Engineers School of Sfax, Sfax
Publication date: 2018-07-20
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2018;56(3):765–779
The dynamic modeling of vibration of a drivetrain is used for increasing our information about vibration generating mechanisms, especially in the presence of some kind of gear faults. This paper describes a research work on the automotive driveline modeling, vibration analysis, and the effect of gear defects on the dynamic behavior of the system. Firstly, main drivetrain components including the engine, clutch, single stage spur gearbox and disc brake are modeled, respectively. The nonlinear dynamic model is simulated by a thirteen degrees of freedom (DOF) system and the nonlinear function is due to the dry friction path. Secondly, two types of defects are modeled and introduced into the spur gear system; local damage and profile error. Then, the nonlinear equations of motion are solved by the numerical Runge Kutta method and a comparative study of the dynamic behavior of the system in healthy and defected cases is discussed for each fault type. The influence of the defects on the vibration response is presented in the time and frequency domain. Finally, analysis of the two defects together is presented.