The input-output displacement relations of two Cardan joints arranged in series on a driveline has been investigated in detail, including the effects of unequal joint angles, the phase angle between the two Cardan joints and also such manufacturing tolerance errors as non-right angle link lengths and offset joint axes. A combined Newton-Raphson and Davidson-Fletcher-Powell optimization algorithm using dual-number coordinate-transformation matrices was employed to perform the analysis. The 'relative phase angle', the difference between the phase angle of the two joints and the angle between the planes defined by the input and intermediate and the intermediate and output shafts, was found to be the significant factor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE|
|Editors||S. S. (Ed. ) Rao S. S. (Ed. )|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1987|
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