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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Finite Element Analysis of an Involute Spline

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Zella L. Kahn-Jetter, Suzanne Wright

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY 10471

J. Mech. Des 122(2), 239-244 (Jan 01, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.533573 History: Received June 01, 1998; Revised January 01, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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References

Kahn-Jetter,  Z. L., Hundertmark,  E., and Wright,  S., 2000, “Comparison of Torque Transmitting Shaft Connectivity Using a Trilobe Polygon Connection and an Involute Spline,” ASME J. Mech. Des., 122, No. 1, pp. 130–135.
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Shih, R. H., 1999, Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using I-DEAS Master Series, Kansas, SDC Publications.
Green, R. E., (ed.), 1996, “Splines and Serrations,” Machinery’s Handbook, 25th Edition, New York, Industrial Press, Inc., pp. 2042–2077.
Dudley,  D. W., Dec. 1957, “When Splines Need Stress Control,” Prod. Eng. (N.Y.), 28, pp. 56–61.
Dudley,  D. W., Oct. 1957, “How to Design Involute Splines,” Prod. Eng. (N.Y.), 28, pp. 75–80.
Cedoz, R. W., and Chaplin, M. R., 1994, “Design Guide for Involute Splines,” Warrendale, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

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Maximum compressive contact stresses on nonaxisymmetrically loaded model due to applied torque of 33.9 N-m within upper 50 percent of 5.65 N-m stresses. (Results in psi.)
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Solid model of spline showing elements and boundary conditions
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Maximum stresses on shaft
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Maximum principal tensile stresses on axisymmetrically loaded model for an applied torque of 33.9 N-m (300 in.-lb). (Results in psi.)
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Maximum compressive contact stresses on axisymmetrically loaded model for an applied torque of 33.9 N-m (300 in.-lb). (Results in psi.)
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Upper 50 percent of maximum compressive contact stresses on nonaxisymmetrically loaded model due to applied torque of 5.65 N-m (50 in-lb). (Results in psi.)

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