Title

Passage through resonance in a universal joint driveline system

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-22-2010

Publication Title

Journal of Vibration and Control

Abstract

A driving shaft coupled to a driven shaft by a universal joint is considered. The shafts are taken to be rigid and motion is restricted to one plane. The non-homogeneous differential equation of motion has time-dependent coefficients and both parametric and forced resonances can occur. Here the question of whether one can ‘‘drive’’ through the resonances using a driving angular velocity linear variation is addressed. Also, how long can one ‘‘dwell’’ at a potential resonance before actually encountering it is investigated. Numerical studies led to the following conclusions. For linearly increasing speed profiles no practically feasible sweep rates to avoid resonance build up were found for the forced motion resonances. For certain torque and damping values, parametric resonances are seen for slow angular velocity variations but they are not observed for practically feasible fast variations, thus raising the possibility that one can accelerate through them. For a trapezoidal speed input the dwell time is key in building up instabilities. As the dwell time increases larger response amplification is observed. For the case studied, it was shown that it is possible to drive through the instability if the dwell time is equal to or less than forty times the period of the parametric excitation.

Volume

17

Issue

5

First Page

667

Last Page

677

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1077546309346233

ISSN

1077-5463

Comments

ESSN: 1741-2986

Rights

This is a RoMEO green journal - Must link to publisher version with DOI

Sage Publications

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