Vibration isolation analysis of clutches based on trouble shooting of vehicle accelerating noise

Xue Lai Liu, Wen Bin Shangguan, Xingjian Jing, Waizuddin Ahmed

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Considering real experimental results and practical issues, a nonlinear 3-degree of freedom (DOF) torsional model of the clutch system is developed for reducing abnormal noise during vehicle accelerating. In this model, the nonlinear characteristics of the multi-staged clutch damper and the gear backlash are carefully studied. This greatly facilitates the analysis of the vibration transmission characteristics of the clutch and helps understanding of the influence of each critical physical parameter on noise generation. To reduce the accelerating noise, an optimization method for the clutch dynamics is proposed, based on the parameter analysis results, and the effectiveness is validated both in simulations and experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-99
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2016


  • Clutch vibration
  • Noise reduction
  • Vehicle accelerating
  • Vibration suppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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