Gears have many applications in various engineering fields, and they are a staple throughout the industry used with different configurations. This report investigates the meshing of gears under different conditions including theoretical analysis and human perception of the acoustics/noise produced by the gearbox transmission model. This gearbox model consists of electronics like dc motors and encoders that are programmable to measure the rotational speeds. Furthermore, the analysis of parameters like acoustic energy, vibrations, kurtosis and standard deviation are a part of the results of the tests conducted on the gearbox. This model could be optimised to measure torque output under load and be programmed to run on itself without any human intervention needed. In addition, this serves as a model for the Machine Components validating the theories taught in the course. Last but not the least, the results from the testing of model could be used by companies in the region that are interested in using a different approach for gearboxes.
Target groupBachelor