Characteristics of a new type of cylindrical worm-gear drive

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A new type of cylindrical worm-gear drive is presented. The worm is ground by a grinding wheel whose profile consists of two circular arcs, and the obtained worm profile is concave. The teeth of the gear are processed by a hob whose generator surface is identical to the worm surface. The aim of this paper is to introduce this new type of worm gearing and to compare the operating characteristics of the new type and of the commonly used worm-gear drives on the basis of tooth contact analysis, load distribution calculation, and thermal elastohydrodynamic lubrication analyses. The results obtained show the advantages of the new type of worm gear. The results of the load distribution calculation and EHD lubrication analysis are also used for the optimization of the design parameters of the new type of wormgear drive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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