Needless to say, this was a complex task, involving complex calculations and analysis. The engineers deployed mathematical software from Maplesoft (www.maplesoft.com) to model the physical system so as to gain an understanding of the vibrational behavior. They used Maple software to validate mathematical model predictions against both an ABAQUS CAE model and experimental test results. Additionally, they created a predictive design tool to develop analytical models and predict chain drive dynamics.
Bottom line, they accurately determined the exact locations of the 1,800-Hz noise source and the problematic noise peak. This information is important in developing quiet, smooth chain drive systems.
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|Publication:||Automotive Design & Production|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2007|
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