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Noncircular Bevel Gear Transmission With Intersecting Axes

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Jiqiang Xia, Yuanyuan Liu, Chunming Geng, Jiangbin Song

School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083, P.R.C.

J. Mech. Des 130(5), 054502 (Mar 26, 2008) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2885510 History: Received January 18, 2007; Revised September 13, 2007; Published March 26, 2008

Noncircular bevel gear can achieve variable transmission between intersecting axes. Based on polar coordinates, a design method for noncircular bevel gears is presented. The geometric characteristic of tooth profiles of the gears can be obtained by means of geometry principles for spherical engagement and a pair of conjugated crown racks, which can engage with the driver noncircular bevel gear and driven one, respectively. A series of new conception such as tangent azimuth angle, concavity of conical surfaces, and module angle are proposed to describe spherical geometry relationship in meshing. Meanwhile, geometrical characters of the crown rack cutter are derived. Based on this cutter, the accurate mathematical model of noncircular bevel gear tooth profile is deduced, and the determinant criterion for undercutting is presented. As an example, the three-dimensional models of noncircular bevel gear pair are established to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed method. A noncircular bevel gear set can be designed by this method if the special included angle for intersecting axes and transmission function ratio are given.

Copyright © 2008 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Figure 1

Definition of extended conical surface and tangent azimuth angle

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Figure 2

Definition of Concavity for spherical curve

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Figure 3

The pitch surfaces of noncircular bevel gear

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Figure 5

Addendum angle and dedendum angle

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Figure 6

The characters of crown rack’s tooth profile

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Figure 7

Features of addendum curve and dedendum curve

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Figure 8

Analytic graph for tooth profile

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Figure 9

Formation of tooth profile

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Figure 10

Meshing of noncircular bevel gears




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