Effect of Transmission Path on Measured Gear Vibration

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P. D. McFadden

Aeronautical Research Laboratories, Melbourne 3001, Australia

J. D. Smith

Cambridge University Engineering Department, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, England

J. Vib., Acoust., Stress, and Reliab 108(3), 377-378 (Jul 01, 1986) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3269353 History: Received June 18, 1985; Online November 23, 2009


The transmission of gear tooth meshing vibration from the tooth contact region to the shaft, through rolling element bearings and then through the gearbox casing can have an important influence on the measured vibration sepctrum. In critical applications the measurement of the torsional vibration of the gear may be preferable.

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