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- Authors : Sandip T. Chavan, D. M. Rajapure
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- Volume & Issue : Volume 01, Issue 09 (November 2012)
- Published (First Online): 29-11-2012
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Power Train Torsional Vibration’s Simulation and Correlation with Physical Measurement
Sandip T. Chavan1, D. M. Rajapure2
1Professor in Mechanical Engineering MAEERs Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune (India)
2 Assistant Manager, Tata Motors Ltd.
This paper describes the methodology of correlation of simulation and actual measurement on vehicle. Simulation is considered as an essential activity to save time and cost of building physical prototyping hardware. Torsional vibration data acquisition, for different test conditions is done simultaneously at all the three location i.e. engine output, gearbox output and axle input.
Data analysis and results are drawn to understand and quantify the torsional vibrations along the power train at various measurement locations. Reliable and Robust computer simulation driveline model is developed for providing a fast, reliable and economical solution during vehicle development stage. Torsional Vibrations of driveline can be optimized by Design of Experiment (DOE) using simulation model by different combinations of inertia, stiffness and damping properties of driveline
Man, as a mechanical system, is extremely complex and its mechanical properties readily undergo change. There is a very little reliable information on the magnitude of forces required to produce mechanical damage to the human body. As in the case for many other dynamic systems, the human body has been found to exhibit resonances when exposed to vibration stimuli such as ground transportation vehicles. While the tolerance of humans to the same level of vibration varies from individual, the frequency dependence shows the same functional dependence and displays a marked increase in sensitivity
The present work on analysis of torsional vibration of driveline in SUV vehicle is motivated due to the following:
Increasing demands to shorten development cycles means that less time is available for both testing and mathematical modeling.
Requirement of evaluation of torsional vibration of driveline as a system by computer simulation before the physical prototype and its testing takes place.
In vehicle prototype development, the performance of the vehicle can be evaluated with each prototype being developed for different test, but is the expensive way.
Requirement of computer simulation (virtual prototyping) for providing a fast, easy, reliable and economical solution prior to vehicle testing.
Objectives of the study.
Following are the objectives of the present investigation:-
Generation of torsional vibration data simultaneously at different locations of driveline under different test conditions of vehicle under consideration.
Analysis of generated data for finding the high torsional vibration zones for each drive line aggregate viz. engine, gear box, propeller shaft, differential
Generation of data for torsional stiffness of driveline aggregates through experimental setup for giving input into the computer simulation.
Generation of driveline model in the software for simulation of torsional vibration in different conditions.
Methodology of the present study.
The methodology adopted to carry out the present work is as follows:-
Selection of rear wheel drive, Vehicle for torsional vibration measurement.
Vehicle Preparation: Depending upon the location of measurement the fixtures are manufactured for sensor mounting.
Vehicle Instrumentation: Vehicle is instrumented with magneto resistive angular speed measuring sensors to measure the angular velocity for different locations.
Data Acquisition: Instrumented vehicle is driven in each gear as per devised test condition to collect the Torsional vibration data.
Data Analysis: The collected data is post processed using software tools to understand and quantify the Torsional vibrations along the Power train at various measurement locations
Creation of models of driveline in different gear positions in simulation software and perform numerical calculations
Mathematical Model of drive line.
4.3 Transmission Ratios
The effect of transmission ratio is considered by applying the transmission ratio to subsequent masses and reducing the inertia, stiffness and damping parameters as:
mi ui .mi
Model with two masses
Masses m1 and m2 connected with spring constant k damping constant d
u2 .d ,
R u2 .R
Differential equation for two mass system
ij ij ij
.. . .
F u .F
m1 1 d ( 1
2 ) k( 1 2 ) F cos t
i i i
& m2 2 d ( 2 1) k( 2 1) 0 ( 1 2) is
relative angular displacement between two masses. Put
i ui cos t vi sin t with i =1,2
k 2 m k d d
Beginning with a single reference mass whose transmission is set to 1, the program proceeds through the model and assigns a transmission value to each mass and spring, ui and uij 
k k 2
d d k
X . =
k k 2 m
Finding out the Correlation index between experimental and simulation results.
The torsional vibration data is collected at three points first at engine output, second at gearbox output and lastly at differential input. as shown in below Fig 1
System with n number of masses coupled together 
2 Main diagonal term of the matrix. first and forth matrix term
Second and third matrix term
Fig1.Typical instrumentation for driveline torsional vibration data collection
The collected data is post processed using
Instead of the damping procedure described above, the simulation program also allows for application of a percentage frequency-dependent damping: Where, has an appropriate value, e.g. 0.1 for 10%.
software tools to understand and quantify the Torsional vibrations along the Power train at various measurement locations. Complete analysis enables to know the Torsional vibration flow across the driveline and helps to identify the area which needs the improvement.
Following analysis is 3D order analysis for peak
i.e. frequency dependent
angular acceleration Vs engine RPM for engine out. This represents angular acceleration (torsional vibration) with respect to orders and engine RPM. Also we can quickly find the dominating orders.
Fig-2 Angular Acceleration Vs Order Analysis plot
Fig.3 3DAngular acceleration Vs Engine RPM for the first gear
Results from Experimental Analysis of Torsional Vibrations
Torsional vibration data analysis is done for two following conditions
Second order 2D vibration angle analysis Vs engine RPM far all three location engine out, gearbox out and axle input.
Second order 2D angular acceleration analysis Vs engine RPM for all three location engine out, gearbox out and axle input.
Simulation software allows user to create model of vibrating system. Model of vehicle driveline is made with help of software tools. Initializing an excitation is accomplished with directly via a RAS measureent Channel then Numerical calculations in the frequency domain may then be performed on the model. The direct comparison of simulation curves with test data (Experimental Analysis) makes optimal adjustment
Parameters like inertia, stiffness and damping properties of driveline components are adjusted to get
optimal results. So in this way we can reduce the vehicle development time of simulation.
Physical Data Collection
The experimental set up as shown in figure 4 is used to find out torsional stiffness of a given component. Component can be coupled with this instrument by making suitable adapter flanges at both ends of the component. One end of the component is held rigidly and at other end torque is step by step induced through hydraulic pressure. On board system is provided to measure the torque induced and corresponding angular displacements at both ends over the length of shaft. Acquired data is post processed to find out the torsional stiffness of the given component
Fig.- 4 Test rig for Stiffness Measurement on Rotary actuator
Driveline Model Creation-
Fig.5 Final simulation model
The final simulation model after entering the input data such as- a) mass moment of inertia is in kg mÂ². Spring Constants / Stiffness
damping d = Â· c / (2 Â· ), with representing the relative dependence (e.g. 0.1 for 10%), c is the spring constant and the angular frequency.
Transmission-The simulation program allows for insertion of a transmission element including
transmission ratio between two constituent elements of a simulation model
Force List -The vibration amplitude is calculated as a function of the rotational speed. For the calculation, the values of the excitation force as a function of the rotational speed are entered in a so-called force list.
Correlation of Simulation Results With Experimental Analysis
The signature of the plot form simulation results and experimental results matches, this shows that the prediction from the simulation model holds good with the results from physical measurement on the vehicle. The co-relation between the experimental and simulation results is found to be 98%
Fig-6 Plot for the correlation between experimental and
The co-relation index at engine out in all the test conditions is holding well within 97% with experimental results. At gear box out the co-relation index is found to be 76% with experimental test results. The effect of coulomb friction and structural damping might be leading to the different simulations results as compared experimental tests. At rear axle in the co- relation index is 71% matching with the experimental test results, the difference between the gear box out and the rear axle out co-relation index is 5% , although this difference is very less the effect of body structure and propeller shaft joint angles need to be looked into for obtaining the better co-relation
As discussed in the above section the entire process is divided into two activities viz. experimental torsional vibration testing on SUV and simulation of same. Each activity plays an important role towards accurate analysis and prediction of torsional vibrations.
From the above workout following results are presented
Torsional vibration data acquisition, for different test conditions is done simultaneously at all the three location i.e. engine output, gearbox output and axle input.
Data analysis and results are drawn to understand and quantify the Torsional vibrations along the Power train at various measurement locations.
Reliable and Robust computer simulation driveline model is developed for providing a fast, reliable and economical solution during vehicle development stage.
Torsional Vibrations of driveline can be optimized by Design of Experiment (DOE) using simulation model by different combinations of inertia, stiffness and damping properties of driveline.
The correlation index for engine output is 0.972, gearbox out is 0.76 and for rear axle is 0.71 are achieved between simulation and experimental results.
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