Contact Stress Analysis of Spiral Bevel Gears Using Finite Element Analysis

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G. D. Bibel

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

A. Kumar, S. Reddy

University of Akron, Akron, OH

R. Handschuh

Vehicle Propulsion Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH

J. Mech. Des 117(2A), 235-240 (Jun 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826128 History: Received May 01, 1993; Revised May 01, 1994; Online December 11, 2007


A procedure is presented for performing three-dimensional stress analysis of spiral bevel gears in mesh using the finite element method. The procedure involves generating a finite element model by solving equations that identify tooth surface coordinates. Coordinate transformations are used to orientate the gear and pinion for gear meshing. Contact boundary conditions are simulated with gap elements. A solution technique for correct orientation of the gap elements is given. Example models and results are presented.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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