Vibration analysis of a double cardanshaft

M. Battat, R. Klein, 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
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event1st World Congress on Condition Monitoring 2017, WCCM 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Jun 201716 Jun 2017


Conference1st World Congress on Condition Monitoring 2017, WCCM 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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