Simulation based Approach to Study the Effect of Hypoid Gear Manufacturing Variability on In-Cabin Noise 2021-26-0270
With increase in demand for quieter product and reduction in masking noise, axle whine management plays a crucial role in the early product development process. Whine is tonal in nature and humans are more sensitive to tonal memory, hence this makes user to experience a very unpleasant ride which in turn results in bad product credibility. Dynamic mesh force excitation is the cause of the axle whine noise. Critical factors in consideration are gear micro geometry variability, misalignments, temperature of operation and resulting bearing pre-load, operating loads, and structural resonances that carry the excitation to the occupant’s ear. The variability associated with gear micro-geometry plays crucial role during optimization in the quest for robust gear design. This work attempts to study the influence of manufacturing variability on transmission error and dynamic mesh force with the aim of helping design engineers understand and consider manufacturing variability during target setting and gear design.