Development of Active Vibration Control System for Driveshafts 2013-01-0028
Driveshafts are one of the most important components in power-train system in vehicle as it transfer torque generated from engine to wheels in high speeds. As a driveshaft is in rotating condition vibration problems can be observed by resonance or external force. The generated vibration problems in vehicles cause discomfort to drivers whenever they are driving. To solve these problems, there have been many attempts to control such generated vibration in vehicle. In this study, vibration control system for driveshaft has been proposed to reduce the generated vibration. The smart damper for the system is designed considering to be implemented in driveshaft with quick response and a compact size. The damper is consists of electromagnets so it can response relatively quickly compared to other damping system. When a driveshaft reaches to its natural frequency, vibration control system with the damper is activated to minimize the vibration as it shifts its natural frequency region. The test results show that the magnitude of vibration is reduced and the natural frequency region is shifted with quick response as the control system is activated.