Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

55, 1, pp. 253-264, Warsaw 2017
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.55.1.253

Modal analysis of gearbox transmission system in Bucket wheel excavator

Maha Karray, Nabih Feki, Mohamed Taoufik Khabou, Fakher Chaari, Mohamed Haddar
Planetary gears are widely used in modern machines as ones of the most effective forms
of power transmission. In this paper, a special configuration of a gearbox composed of
one stage spiral bevel gear and a two stage helical planetary gear used in a bucket wheel
excavator gearbox is presented to investigate its modal properties. A lumped-parameter
model is formulated to obtain equations of motion and the eigenvalue problem is solved.
The modes are presented in low-frequency and high-frequency bands. Distributions of modal
kinetic and strain energies are studied.
Keywords: spiral bevel gear, helical planetary gear, bucket wheel excavator, modal properties