Introduction of Gear Noise Reduction Ring by Mechanism Analysis Including FEM Dynamic Tuning 2001-01-0865
Reduction of transmission error by gear tooth profile optimization and tuning of gear resonance modes are known as effective methods for gear noise reduction. This paper concentrates on structuring a process for reducing gear noise using the latter method. The procedure comprises a study of gear noise mechanism from transmission error to radiation noise, an application of Steyer's method in gear frequency analysis and implementation of an invented device called “noise reduction ring”. This inexpensive and practical ring reduces gear noise drastically by 10dB, which is predicted by the simulation and verified by the experiment.