FRICTIONAL EFFECTS ON THE DYNAMIC RESPONSES OF A SINGLE-STAGE SPUR GEAR SYSTEMS
Gears are paramout rotary mechanical equipment as its used in many industrial applications, for example in cars, industrial compressors and other applications. Therefore, monitoring the development of its condition is very important to prevent the aggravation of defects and stopping production. Friction between gears is causes of vibration but its representation in modeling and the analysis of its effect on the dynamic response is a very complex matter. In this study, the friction effect was studied by relying on equal load sharing formula and by relying on the sliding velocity direction of single-stage spur gears. The time domain was converted to the frequency domain, depending on the Fast Fourier Transform ( FFT ) method. Dynamic modeling results indicate that the friction between gears has a significant effect on the Vibration response of gearbox. This effect can be noticed by increasing the vibration amplitude in the time domain. It can also be seen by increasing the gear mesh frequency (GMF) amplitude and by increasing the amplitude of its harmonics in the frequency domain.
Keywords: Spur Gear, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), Friction, Mesh Stiffness, Sliding Velocity, Vibration Response.