RESEARCH PAPERS: Power Transmission and Gearing Papers

Surface Geometry of Circular Cut Spiral Bevel Gears

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R. L. Huston

University of Cincinnati, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

J. J. Coy

Propulsion Laboratory, AVRADCOM Research and Technology Laboratories, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

J. Mech. Des 104(4), 743-748 (Oct 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3256421 History: Received June 19, 1981; Online November 17, 2009


An analysis of the surface geometry of spiral bevel gears formed by a circular cutter is presented. The emphasis is upon determining the tooth surface principal radii of curvature of crown (flat) gears. Specific results are presented for involute, straight, and hyperbolic cutter profiles. It is shown that the geometry of circular cut spiral bevel gears is somewhat simpler than a theoretical logarithmic spiral bevel gear.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
Topics: Gears , Geometry
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