RESEARCH PAPERS: Gearing and Power Transmission Papers

Gear-Tooth Interference

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J. R. Colbourne

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(3), 298-301 (Sep 01, 1983) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267360 History: Received June 15, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


A numerical procedure is described by which gear pairs can be checked for possible tooth interference. Two commonly used rules for avoiding interference are assessed, and one of them is shown to be unreliable.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
Topics: Gears , Gear teeth
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