Vibration analysis of a double cardan shaft

M. Battat, J. Bortman, R. Klein

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Double Cardan shafts are common mechanisms for transmitting motion between non-collinear shafts. Although essential for various industrial applications, vehicles and marine vessels, cardan shafts monitoring is lacking and diagnostics can significantly improve. In this paper, the vibration analysis of a double Cardan shaft is investigated. Shaft speed oscillation and asynchronous speed of the crosspiece compose a complex signature. In order to understand the signals a kinematic analysis was carried out. Analysis results illustrate the behavior of each component in the signature and comparison to experimental results taken on a real size cardan shaft confirms our understanding of the signal. Future work is targeted at the crosspiece bearings and their fault manifestation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event58th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2018 - Tel-Aviv and Haifa, Israel
Duration: 14 Mar 201815 Mar 2018


Conference58th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2018
CityTel-Aviv and Haifa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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