Evaluation of the Effect of Misalignment and Profile Modification in Face Gear Drive by a Finite Element Meshing Simulation

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Sandro Barone, Leonardo Borgianni, Paola Forte

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione, University of Pisa, Italy, Via Diotisalvi 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy

J. Mech. Des 126(5), 916-924 (Oct 28, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1767818 History: Received May 01, 2003; Revised February 01, 2004; Online October 28, 2004
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Theoretical surfaces of face gear tooth fillet and flank
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NURBS surfaces approximating the face gear tooth surfaces
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FEM constrained model of face gear sector
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FEM constrained and loaded model of engaging spur pinion sector
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Nominal and modified pinion tooth
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Applied pinion tooth relief as a function of roll angle
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Misaligned face gear drive
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Contact pressure contour maps for +0.01 deg misaligned gears, 811 Nm applied torque
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Contact stress contours for a face gear tooth rolling through mesh for (a) nominal gears, (b) misaligned gears (+0.05 deg), (c) modified spur pinion
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Contact path for nominal and misaligned rigid gears
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Loaded contact path for nominal and modified pinion
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Loaded contact path for misaligned gears
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Maximum contact pressure during meshing at 811 Nm torque
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Maximum principal stress at pinion root during meshing at 811 Nm torque
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Load sharing for nominal gears compared to AGMA at increasing torques
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Load sharing for modified spur pinion at increasing torques
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Load sharing for different misalignment errors at 100 Nm torque
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Load sharing for different misalignment errors at 811 Nm torque
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Static transmission errors for nominal, misaligned (+0.05 deg) and modified gears



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