Spur Gear Crack Propagation Assessment Using Model-Based Analysis and Simulation
Model-based gear dynamic analysis and simulation has been a promising way for developing e®ective gearbox vibration monitoring approaches. In this paper, based on the dynamic model of a one-stage gearbox with spur gears and one tooth crack, we investigate statistical indicators and the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) technique to identify e®ective and sensitive health indicators for re°ecting the crack propagation level. Our results suggest that the root mean square (RMS) indicator is a good statistical indicator to re°ect the crack propagation in the early stage; DWT can improve the sensitivity of the RMS indicator and the RMS indicator becomes more sensitive with the increase of the DWT level.
F. Chu, H. Ouyang, V. Silberschmidt, L. Garibaldi, C.Surace, W.M. Ostachowicz and D. Jiang
Z. G. Tian and M. J. Zuo, "Spur Gear Crack Propagation Assessment Using Model-Based Analysis and Simulation", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 413-414, pp. 299-304, 2009