Torque ripple is critical in the design, integration and operation of drivetrains due to its impact on drivetrain lifetime, performance, power oscillations, user comfort, vibrations, sound and cost. Companies that design and manufacture drivetrains and their components need more performant and cost-effective solutions for torque ripple reduction and a systematic approach to optimally design them. As classical techniques for ripple reduction have reached their limits, this project will focus on
- Investigating ripple compensating concepts and architectures based on cost-effective components such as permanent magnets, controlled electromagnets, and centrifugal pendulum absorbers which have to perform under varying operating conditions.
- Designing a new approach to select, size and integrate these concepts in a drivetrain
- Applying the results on electric variable transmissions (EVTs)
Torque ripple reduction is widely relevant and applicable cross all motion products, motion machines as well as vehicles.
This is an ICON-project (Interdisciplinair Coöperatief Onderzoek – Interdisciplinary Cooperative Research). We are looking for companies to join the consortium and work with us to make a first assessment of the feasibility of these concept for an ICE-drivetrain, a weaving loom drivetrain and a screw compressor drivetrain, as well as on the further valorisation of the project.