RESEARCH PAPERS: Power Transmission and Gearing

Calculation of Contact Ratios for Plastic/Plastic or Plastic/Steel Spur Gear Pairs

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H. Yelle

Departement de Génie Mécanique, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec

D. J. Burns

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

J. Mech. Des 103(2), 528-542 (Apr 01, 1981) (15 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254950 History: Received March 01, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


An analytical method is presented for calculating real contact ratios for plastic/plastic or plastic/steel spur gear pairs. A comparison is made with published experimental data and the method is used to explain the importance of load sharing in thermoplastic gearing.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
Topics: Steel , Gears , Spur gears
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