A dynamic model of a multi-shaft helical gear reduction unit formed by N flexible shafts is proposed in this study. The model consists of a finite element model of shaft structures combined with a three-dimensional discrete model of helical gear pairs. Bearing and housing flexibilities are included in the model as well. Eigenvalue solution and the Modal Summation Technique are used to predict the free and forced vibrations of the system. Results of experimental study on a helical gear-shaft-bearing system are also presented for validation of the model. It is demonstrated that the predictions match well with the experimental data in terms of excited modes and the forced response given in the form of the dynamic transmission error. Forced vibrations of an example system formed by three shafts are also studied to demonstrate the influence of some of the key system parameters.
Dynamic Analysis of a Multi-Shaft Helical Gear Transmission by Finite Elements: Model and Experiment
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received April 2003; Revised Dec. 2003. Associate Editor: A. Kahraman.
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Kubur, M., Kahraman, A., Zini , D. M., and Kienzle, K. (July 30, 2004). "Dynamic Analysis of a Multi-Shaft Helical Gear Transmission by Finite Elements: Model and Experiment ." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. July 2004; 126(3): 398–406. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1760561
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