Mihai Tiberiu LATES, Radu PAPUC
Volume XXV (XV), 2016/1
The lubrication in chain drives has a major influence on their dynamic behaviour, wear and lifetime. The paper presents the finite element analysis of the lubrication for a given chain drive with a tensioning guide. The analysis is achieved for different lubricant widths according to the different tensioning forces of the guide. The results are giving information about the forces produced by the oil’s pressure in the guide – chain link contacts and the characteristics of the oil flow which is influencing the vibrations in the contact.
Keywords—chain drive, guide, lubrication, FEM.
ISSN 1583-0691, CNCSIS "Clasa B+"