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RESEARCH PAPERS: Power Transmission and Gearing Papers

Dynamic Stability of Chain Drives

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S. T. Ariaratnam, S. F. Asokanthan

Solid Mechanics Division, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 109(3), 412-418 (Sep 01, 1987) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258811 History: Received August 26, 1986; Online November 19, 2009

Abstract

The tension in power transmitting chains is subject to periodic fluctuation. This is brought about by factors such as polygonal action, eccentricity of sprockets, etc. A study of the dynamic stability of such a chain is presented. Instabilities due to polygonal action are investigated. The analysis is carried out by treating the chain as a travelling uniform heavy string.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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