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Design of a Polyhedral Helix Curve Meshing Reducer

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Yangzhi Chen

School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering,
South China University of Technology,
Guangzhou 510640, China
e-mail: meyzchen@scut.edu.cn

Jiang Ding

School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering,
South China University of Technology,
Guangzhou 510640, China
e-mail: jding2012@gmail.com

Yueling Lv

School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering,
South China University of Technology,
Guangzhou 510640, China
e-mail: lvyueling88@126.com

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Power Transmission and Gearing Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received July 11, 2013; final manuscript received January 6, 2014; published online February 28, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Qi Fan.

J. Mech. Des 136(4), 044503 (Feb 28, 2014) (4 pages) Paper No: MD-13-1303; doi: 10.1115/1.4026571 History: Received July 11, 2013; Revised January 06, 2014

The space curve meshing wheel (SCMW) is an innovative gear mechanism based on the space curve meshing theory, and the helix curve meshing wheel (HCMW) is the most common SCMW. In this study, we propose the polyhedral helix curve meshing reducer (HCMR), which is based on the HCMW group. The installation dimension chains of the HCMW pairs are described for different included-angle cases and the HCMW group is produced by combining HCMW pairs. Finally, a polyhedral HCMR is designed with a single input shaft and multiple output shafts, with an adjustable gear box, for which a trial version was produced. The polyhedral HCMR has good application prospects because of its compact structure, high design flexibility, and low cost.

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Topics: Dimensions , Chain , Design , Gears , Wheels
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Fig. 1

Installation dimension chains of helix curve meshing wheel pairs

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Fig. 3

Driven wheels driven by the same driving wheel

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Fig. 2

Driving contact curves and meshing curves in a HCMW pair and a HCMW group

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Fig. 5

Transmission system of a two-stage tetrahedron helix curve meshing reducer [13]

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Fig. 6

Internal structure of a tetrahedron helix curve meshing reducer gear box

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Fig. 7

Tetrahedron helix curve meshing reducer gear box

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Fig. 4

Transmission system of a single-stage tetrahedron helix curve meshing reducer [13]




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