RESEARCH PAPERS: Power Transmissions and Gearing Papers

Calculation of Spur Gear Tooth Flexibility by the Complex Potential Method

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A. Cardou, G. V. Tordion

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Laval University, Quebec, P.Q., Canada G1K 7P4

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 107(1), 38-42 (Mar 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258691 History: Received July 06, 1984; Online November 19, 2009


Complex potentials have already been used to calculate analytically spur gear stresses. However, their application to the calculation of tooth flexibility is not so straightforward since displacements of interest are at the tooth contact point, which is a singular point for the equations being used. A method has been devised to circumvent this difficulty and to obtain the value of the displacement at each point of the line of action, and thus, the flexibility of a given pair of spur gears.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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