There have been a lot of researches on noise and vibration of chain drives. The chain usually has been modeled as an axially moving continuous string in most researches, and there have been large numbers of researches on moving strings as the models of belts or cables. Also the chain has been treated as a multi-degree-of-freedom system. However, it is hard to find the research that treats the transverse vibration of moving chain with the model of a multi-degree-of-freedom system. In this paper, an analysis for the transverse vibration of an axially moving silent chain by using multi-body dynamics is presented.

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