System dynamics in quiet gear design

Glen Steyer, Teik Lim

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This paper examines the influence of gear train dynamics on gear noise as a two part process. First is an examination of the design parameters which control the amount of dynamic mesh force generated per unit transmission error. The second part of the process is the transmissibility of the dynamic force from the mesh to the transmission housing. This paper illustrates the use of analytical modal models for typical transmission layouts to understand the physics involved in the gear noise process and suggests ways to use these models to develop quiet transmissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-1005
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the International Modal Analysis Conference - IMAC
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 9th International Modal Analysis Conference Part 2 (of 2) - Florence, Italy
Duration: Apr 15 1991Apr 18 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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