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Journal Article

Study of the Mechanism of Accessory Drive Belt Noise

The mechanism of noise production in engine accessory drive belts was discussed. Applying geometric considerations to the transversal vibration of the belt, which is one cause of belt noise, the research showed that vibration of the belt is affected by fluctuations in the rotational speed of the crankshaft, and that the amplitude of the vibrations fluctuates cyclically. The cycle of this amplitude fluctuation is synchronous with engine speed, and for a 3-cylinder gasoline engine, its frequency is the (1.5*n)th engine rotation order. The spectrum pattern of belt vibration therefore shows components of the natural frequency±(1.5*n)th orders. The research demonstrated that at engine speeds at which the natural frequency±(1.5*n)th orders and the (1.5*n)th order frequencies, the engine excitation orders, are identical, multiple engine orders excite resonance in the belt, producing a high degree of belt vibration.
Technical Paper

Study on Reduction of Timing Chain Friction Using Multi-Body Dynamics

A method for reducing friction loss in the engine timing chain was investigated using multi-body dynamics simulation. The method known as the link-by-link model was employed in the simulation to enable representation of the behavior of each single link of the chain and its friction due to contact. In order to predict the friction under actual engine operating conditions, a model that takes camshaft torque fluctuation and crankshaft rotational speed fluctuation into account was created. This simulation was used to verify the detailed distribution of friction in each part of the chain system as well as the changes of friction in the time domain. As a result, it was found that the sliding friction in the chain tensioner guide and chain guide was larger than in other locations. Based on this result, a method of reducing friction entirely by measures in mechanisms and structures without relying on low-friction materials was investigated.