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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012, Article ID 743138, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/743138
Research Article

Nonlinear Forced Response of Electromechanical Integrated Toroidal Drive to Coupled Excitation

Mechanical Engineering Institute, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China

Received 27 May 2012; Accepted 24 July 2012

Academic Editors: K. Prokeš and B. Yasilata

Copyright © 2012 Lizhong Xu and Fen Wang. 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

The electric excitation and the parameter excitation from mesh stiffness fluctuation are analyzed. The forced response equations of the drive system to the coupled excitations are presented. For the exciting frequencies far from and near natural frequencies, the forced responses of the drive system to the coupled excitations are investigated. Results show that the nonlinear forced responses of the drive system to the coupled excitations change periodically and unsteadily; the time period of the nonlinear forced responses depends on the frequencies of the electric excitation, the mesh parameter excitation, and the nonlinear natural frequencies of the drive system; in order to improve the dynamics performance of the drive system, the frequencies of the electric excitations should not be taken as integral multiple of the mesh parameter exciting frequency.