A loaded gear drive with point contact between tooth surfaces is considered. The principal curvatures and directions at a current point of tangency, the contact paths on tooth surfaces, and the transmission errors caused by misalignment we consider as known. In this paper the following topics are covered: (1) Determination of the contact force and its distribution over the contact ellipse; (2) Determination of the tooth deflection, the load share, and the real contact ratio; and (3) Stress analysis by application of the finite element method. The discussed approach is illustrated with a numerical example.
Application of Finite Element Analysis for Determination of Load Share, Real Contact Ratio, Precision of Motion, and Stress Analysis
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Litvin, F. L., Chen, J., Lu, J., and Handschuh, R. F. (December 1, 1996). "Application of Finite Element Analysis for Determination of Load Share, Real Contact Ratio, Precision of Motion, and Stress Analysis." ASME. J. Mech. Des. December 1996; 118(4): 561–567. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2826929
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