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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 857462, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/857462
Research Article

Experimental Investigations of Noise Control in Planetary Gear Set by Phasing

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, M. E. Society’s College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, AISSMS College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Received 6 August 2014; Accepted 25 October 2014; Published 25 November 2014

Academic Editor: Radhey S. Jangid

Copyright © 2014 S. H. Gawande and S. N. Shaikh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Now a days reduction of gear noise and resulting vibrations has received much attention of the researchers. The internal excitation caused by the variation in tooth mesh stiffness is a key factor in causing vibration. Therefore to reduce gear noise and vibrations several techniques have been proposed in recent years. In this research the experimental work is carried out to study the effect of planet phasing on noise and subsequent resulting vibrations of Nylon-6 planetary gear drive. For this purpose experimental set-up was built and trials were conducted for two different arrangements (i.e., with phasing and without phasing) and it is observed that the noise level and resulting vibrations were reduced by planet phasing arrangement. So from the experimental results it is observed that by applying the meshing phase difference one can reduce planetary gear set noise and vibrations.