Bifurcation Observation of Combining Spiral Gear Transmission Based on Parameter Domain Structure Analysis
© 2016 He Lin et al. This study considers the bifurcation evolutions for a combining spiral gear transmission through parameter domain structure analysis. The system nonlinear vibration equations are created with piecewise backlash and general errors. Gill's numerical integration algorithm is implemented in calculating the vibration equation sets. Based on cell-mapping method (CMM), two-dimensional dynamic domain planes have been developed and primarily focused on the parameters of backlash, transmission error, mesh frequency and damping ratio, and so forth. Solution demonstrates that Period-doubling bifurcation happens as the mesh frequency increases; moreover nonlinear discontinuous jump breaks the periodic orbit and also turns the periodic state into chaos suddenly. In transmission error planes, three cell groups which are Period-1, Period-4, and Chaos have been observed, and the boundary cells are the sensitive areas to dynamic response. Considering the parameter planes which consist of damping ratio associated with backlash, transmission error, mesh stiffness, and external load, the solution domain structure reveals that the system step into chaos undergoes Period-doubling cascade with Period-2 m (m: integer) periodic regions. Direct simulations to obtain the bifurcation diagram and largest Lyapunov exponent (LE) match satisfactorily with the parameter domain solutions.
Lin, H; Wang, S; Dowell, EH; Dong, J
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