Time-Varying Non-Linear Dynamics of a Hypoid Gear Pair for Rear Axle Applications 2007-01-2243
A general time-varying nonlinear dynamic model of a hypoid gear pair for rear axle applications is proposed. The dynamic model considers time-varying mesh position, line of action, mesh stiffness, mesh damping and backlash nonlinearity. Based on the model, dynamic analysis is conducted to study the effect of mean load, mesh damping and mesh parameter variations on dynamic mesh force response and the interaction between them and backlash nonlinearity. Numerous nonlinear phenomena such as tooth impacts and jump discontinuities are revealed by computational results.