Nonlinear vibrations of innovative one-way clutch in vehicle alternator
One-way clutches have been proposed for vehicle alternators. The clutch can play an important role in reducing vibrations of the vehicle engine accessory system, but the severe vibrations of the clutch subsystem limit its stability and durability. This paper investigates the nonlinear vibrations of a one-way clutch between the accessory pulley and the alternator shaft. The one-way clutch is modelled as a discontinuous stiffness system, and the simplified model is analyzed using discontinuous transform to determine the periodic, primary resonance and the sub and super harmonic resonance solutions. The typical system model is numerically solved and the spectrum and phase plots are characterized. The results give a big picture of and insights into the nonlinear vibration features of one-way clutch system. A relevant US patent is pending.
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Xu, X., Chen, G., Colley, J., Li, P., & Qatu, M. (2018). Nonlinear vibrations of innovative one-way clutch in vehicle alternator. Inventions, 3(3), 53. https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions3030053