Precise and High Response Measuring Method of Meshing Force of Planetary Gear Mechanism
Recently, technology for electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV) has been focused on by the automotive industry to address environmental problems including CO2 reduction [. In particular, in HEV, planetary gears are used to control differential rotation of the motor, engine and generator. For these vehicles, the noise level inside the vehicle is low because the motor is used as the main power source. As a result, further decrease of gear noise is desired compared with the conventional planetary gear mechanism. However, research into the gear noise of the planetary gear mechanism is extremely scarce. Therefore, in this study, we focus on the three axes of I/O rotation, and a new method of measuring the meshing force of the planetary gear mechanism. In this report, a gear-driving device, which is able to make 3-axis differential rotation, was designed for experimentation.
W.B. Lee, C.F. Cheung and S. To
Y. Morimoto et al., "Precise and High Response Measuring Method of Meshing Force of Planetary Gear Mechanism", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 516, pp. 469-474, 2012