Computerized Design and Analysis of Face-Milled, Uniform Tooth Height Spiral Bevel Gear Drives

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F. L. Litvin, A. G. Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

R. F. Handschuh

Army Research Laboratory, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH

J. Mech. Des 118(4), 573-579 (Dec 01, 1996) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826931 History: Received April 01, 1996; Revised August 01, 1996; Online December 11, 2007


Face-milled spiral bevel gears with uniform tooth height are considered. An approach is proposed for the design of low-noise and localized bearing contact of such gears. The approach is based on the mismatch of contacting surfaces and permits two types of bearing contact either directed longitudinally or across the surface to be obtained. Conditions to avoid undercutting were determined. A Tooth Contact Analysis (TCA) was developed. This analysis was used to determine the influence of misalignment on meshing and contact of the spiral bevel gears. A numerical example that illustrates the developed theory is provided.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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