- Volume 13 Issue 1
This paper describes a evaluation method of sound power radiated from the vibrating faces of a single stage gear box using sound radiation. The vibration caused from meshing gears is transmitted to the gear box faces through shafts and bearings. A Boundary Element Method (BEM) is developed to calculate the sound power radiated from the faces with their velocity response which is based on the Building Block Approach (BBA). Radiation efficiency as well as the sound intensity on the surface of the gear box is also calculated. Sound power of the gear box is larger in the case that bearings have offset to the wall of the gear box than that bearings are on the center of the gear box. The sound power increases with the augmentation of the offset.