Dynamic analysis of cross shaft type universal joint with clearance

Jian Wei Lu, Gong Cheng Wang, Hao Chen, Alexander F Vakakis, Lawrence Bergman

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Abstract

Cross shaft type universal joint is widely used in ground vehicles to transfer torque between two intersecting axes, and its transmission feature can make a great contribution to NVH performance of the vehicle. We looked at the assembling clearance at cross shaft neck, and presented a dynamic model of cross shaft type universal joint with clearance at cross shaft neck. Two-state model is applied to describe the contact force between the cross shaft and driving joint fork based on Hertz theorem, and lumped mass method is applied to build up the dynamic model of the universal joint. Based on this model, numerical analysis is carried out to discuss the transmission feature of the universal joint with clearance at cross shaft neck, and the influence of clearance on the dynamic behavior of the system is evaluated with numerical results based on time history, power spectrum, and phase portrait. The method and conclusions presented are helpful to improvement of the transmission feature of cross shaft type universal joint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3201-3205
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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Universal joints
Dynamic analysis
Dynamic models
Ground vehicles
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Power spectrum
Numerical analysis
Torque

Keywords

  • Clearance
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Phase portrait
  • Universal joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Dynamic analysis of cross shaft type universal joint with clearance. / Lu, Jian Wei; Wang, Gong Cheng; Chen, Hao; Vakakis, Alexander F; Bergman, Lawrence.

In: Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 27, No. 11, 01.11.2013, p. 3201-3205.

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Lu, Jian Wei ; Wang, Gong Cheng ; Chen, Hao ; Vakakis, Alexander F ; Bergman, Lawrence. / Dynamic analysis of cross shaft type universal joint with clearance. In: Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology. 2013 ; Vol. 27, No. 11. pp. 3201-3205.
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