An Interval Analysis and Optimization Method for Generated Axial Force of Automotive Drive Shaft Systems 2020-01-0918
To study the generated axial force (GAF) of the drive shaft system more accurately and effectively, this paper introduces the interval uncertainty into the research focusing on the GAF. Firstly, an interval uncertainty model for calculating the GAF is proposed based on the Chebyshev polynomials and an analytical model of the GAF. The input torque, the articulation angle, the rotation angle of the drive shaft system, the pitch circle radius (PCR) of the tripod joint and the friction coefficient are regarded as interval variables. Secondly, the upper and lower bounds of the proposed GAF model under interval uncertainty parameters are calculated quickly with the vertex method. Then the interval uncertainty optimization of the GAF under uncertainty parameters is performed. The upper bound of the response interval of the GAF is taken as the optimization object. Finally, the proposed model is verified by experiments, while the interval uncertainty analysis and optimization of the GAF are carried out through a numerical example.