Computerized Simulation of Transmission Errors and Shift of Bearing Contact for Face-Milled Hypoid Gear Drive

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F. L. Litvin, Jui-Sheng Chen

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

T. M. Sep, Jyh-Chiang Wang

Ford Motor Co., Sterling Heights, MI

J. Mech. Des 117(2A), 262-268 (Jun 01, 1995) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826133 History: Received December 01, 1993; Revised July 01, 1994; Online December 11, 2007


A computerized investigation of the influence of alignment errors on the transmission errors and the shift of the bearing contact is performed. The investigation is performed for an imaginary hypoid gear drive with conjugate tooth surfaces. The transmission error functions caused by misalignment are shown to be periodic discontinuous almost linear functions with the frequency of the cycle of meshing. The above functions can be totally absorbed by a predesigned parabolic function. The shift of the bearing contact caused by misalignment has been determined as well. The investigation is based on computerized simulation of meshing and contact of gear tooth surfaces. The machine-tool settings for the generation of the designed gear drive have been determined. A numerical example that illustrates the developed theory is given.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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