Backlash Compensation in Gear Trains by Means of Open-Loop Modification of the Input Trajectory

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Martin Warnecke

Institut f. Fertigungsautomatisierung und Handhabungstechnik, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany

Musa Jouaneh

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881

J. Mech. Des 125(3), 620-624 (Sep 04, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1596241 History: Received May 01, 2002; Revised February 01, 2003; Online September 04, 2003
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Backlash hysteresis loop
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Desired motion profile and backlash hysteresis response
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Tracking control to compensate the backlash nonlinearity on the output
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Backlash compensation in velocity profile
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Practical velocity range and speed ramp approach for a DC-motor driven gear system
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Auxiliary systems of co-ordinates for compensation straight lines
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Modified velocity and displacement
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Enlarged view of the backlash zone
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Arrangement of experimental gear train, DC-motor and measuring devices
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Comparison of calculated and measured time improvements for fixed amounts of backlash
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Calculated and measured gear train performance for the input shaft in the backlash area



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