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Modeling and Validation for the Hysteretic Behavior of an Automatic Belt Tensioner

BYD Auto Industry Company Limited-Pu Xu
South China University of Technology-Shangbin Long, Xuezhi Zhao, Wen-Bin Shangguan
Published 2019-06-05 by SAE International in United States
An automatic tensioner used in an engine front end accessory drive system (EFEADS) is taken as a study example in this paper. The working torque of the tensioner, which consists of the spring torque caused by a torsional spring and the frictional torques caused by the contact pairs, is analyzed by a mathematic analysis method and a finite element method. And the calculation and simulation are validated by a torque measurement versus angular displacement of a tensioner arm. The working torques of the tensioner under a loading and an unloading process are described by a bilinear hysteretic model, and are written as a function with a damping ratio. The rule of the action for the damping devices is investigated based on the simulation and a durability test of the tensioner. A finite element method for the tensioner without damping device is established. Then the radial deformation for the torsional spring under an unconstrained state is obtained. The analysis results have a good correlation with the measurements. The method presented in this paper is beneficial for…
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Fault Feature Extraction of Elliptically Shaped Bearing Raceway

South China University of Technology-Yingying Guo, Xuezhi Zhao
Published 2019-06-05 by SAE International in United States
The elliptically shaped bearing (ESB) with a rigid, elliptical inner race and a flexible, thin-walled outer race is the most easily damaged core component of harmonic drive. The ESB rotates under cycle load of alternating stress due to its special elliptic structure. Hence, the fault features of ESB such as fatigue spalling and pitting are apt to be concealed by the excitation of impulses caused by alternating between major axis and minor axis. In order to diagnose the fault on raceway surfaces of ESB, a new method of CMWT-FH based on Continuous Morlet Wavelet Transform (CMWT) and FFT-based Hilbert (FH) spectrum analysis is proposed to extract the fault feature. First, the formulas of feature frequency is deduced based on the geometry and kinematics characteristics of ESB; then the CMWT method is employed to decompose the fault signal of ESB; finally, the FH spectrum analysis is performed to extract the feature frequency of faulty ESB from the decomposition signal with the maximum kurtosis in the first several layers. Compared with the traditional FH method, the feature…
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