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Table Of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Problem motivating the work
1.2 Scope/Research question
1.3 Limitations
1.4 Conceptual design solutions of differentials
1.4.1 Accelerating in a curve
1.4.2 Turning without longitudinal wheel force
1.4.3 Straight line driving
1.4.4 Decelerating in a curve
1.4.5 Influence on steering system
1.5 Differential overview
1.5.1 Boundary between open and limited slip differential
1.5.2 Effects of the differential in chassis set-up
1.6 Influencing parameters
1.6.1 Gear meshing
1.6.2 Contact surfaces
1.6.3 Bearing losses
1.6.4 Lubrication
1.6.5 Stiffness of the housing
2 Differential Loss Model
2.1 Description of the basic model
2.2 Definition of parameters
3 Rig Test Design
3.2 Experiment planning
4.1.4 Extra Test
4.2 Statistics results of parameters dependence
4.3 Testing conclusions
5 Finite Element Modelling and Analysis
5.1 Introduction
5.2 FEM analysis
5.2.1 Modelling set-up
5.2.2 Analysis outcome
5.2.3 Analysis conclusions
5.3 Deformation effects on the output torque
5.4 Pressure distribution
5.4.1 Analysis in the four washers
5.4.2 Analysis in the pinion pin axle
5.5 Deformation contribution and stiffness analysis
6.2 Test 1
6.3 Test 2
6.4 Test 3
6.5 Checking Rig Test with the Loss Model
6.6 Testing conclusions
7 Comparison with Logged Data from Car Test
8 Vehicle Dynamics Simulation
8.1 Drift effects of a semi locked differential
8.2 Sinusoidal steering wheel angle input
8.2.1 Model description
8.2.2 Simulation results
8.2.3 Influence of the stiffness
8.2.4 Comparison traction force and wheel slip for different torque
8.2.5 Variation in total traction force
9 Conclusions
10 Future Recommendations
11 References
Appendix A. Differential Loss Model: Matlab code
Matlab code
Reference model
Parameter contribution
Comparison with the rig test results
Final adjusted curves of the rig test results
Appendix B. Rig Test Data
Test data (comparison between new and old differential)
New and old differential results
Test data (first rig test result with original design)
Test data (First test planning)
First test (Original)
Second test (minimum side gear and maximum in pinion gear)
Third test (maximum in side gear and minimum in pinion gear)
Extra test (original side gear and maximum pinion gear)
Test Data (Final test planning)
Test 0
Test 1 (all Nedox washers)
Test 2 (Nedox just in side gears)
Test 3 (Nedox just in pinion gears)
Appendix C. Rig Test Design
Rig design
Rig outcome
Drawings and rig overview
Appendix D. FEM Analysis: Complementary plots
Appendix E. Logged Data results
Appendix F. Vehicle Dynamics Simulation
Dymola plots
Drift effects of a semi locked differential
Sinusoidal input in steering wheel angle
Dymola code for Sinusoidal input in steering wheel angle
Main vehicle model
Differential submodel (open)
Differential submodel (locked)
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