Load Distribution and Dynamic Response in Torque Split Applications

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Civan S. E., Demir C.

Machines, vol.10, no.12, pp.1-24, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/machines10121218
  • Journal Name: Machines
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-24
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study consists of constructing and analyzing gear mathematical models of torque split systems for contact pressure distribution and dynamic transmission error at different gear positions concerning phase angles. According to the method specified in the AGMA 927 standard, load distribution is calculated by considering shaft torsion and bending deformations. Partial contact loss may occur as a result of shaft bending with asymmetric gear positioning on a long shaft. The contact separation can be decreased by reaction force balancing if the driven gears are in the opposite position with respect to the drive gear. In the calculation of the dynamic transmission error of the torque split model, a parametric phase difference for the gear positions is proposed using gear geometry parameters. The variation of the dynamic response according to the change in the parametric phase angle in the torque split system is analyzed for the same values of each gear. Small changes in the phase values change the system response significantly. To obtain lower dynamic transmission error amplitude, the phase difference and gear positions are examined. The contact pressure distribution is validated by the finite element method, and the dynamic transmission error is compared with the experimental study in the literature.