A New Backlash and Gear Play Model with Friction

Klemens Kranawetter, Richard Seeber, Robert Bauer, Martin Horn

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Despite its significance, only few mathematical models for backlash and gear play have been published. This contribution discusses the most notable modeling approaches in current literature, and employs them to simulate the drive line of a test bed that was intentionally equipped with a pre-designed backlash spot. A comparison with measurements shows that the established models suffer from similar drawbacks. Based on these findings, a new concept that includes damping in situations without classical backlash contact is introduced. It is shown that in the given setting the new approach significantly improves the quality of the simulations. All considerations are validated using experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2019
PublisherIEEE Publications
ISBN (Electronic)9781538669594
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics: ICM 2019 - TU Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany
Duration: 18 Mar 201920 Mar 2019


Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics
Abbreviated titleICM 2019
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering

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