Dynamics of a Gear System with Faults in Meshing Stiffness

G Litak (Technical University of Lublin, Poland) & MI Friswell (University of Bristol)

Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 4, September 2005, pp. 415-421


Gear box dynamics is characterised by a periodically changing stiffness. In real gear systems, a backlash also exists that can lead to a loss in contact between the teeth. Due to this loss of contact the gear has piecewise linear stiffness characteristics, and the gears can vibrate regularly and chaotically. In this paper we examine the effect of tooth shape imperfections and defects. Using standard methods for nonlinear systems we examine the dynamics of gear systems with various faults in meshing stiffness.

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