Computer aided loaded tooth contact analysis in cylindrical worm gears

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A method for computer aided loaded tooth contact analysis in different types of cylindrical worm gears is proposed. The method covers both cases - that of the theoretical line and point contact. The geometry and kinematics of a worm gear pair based on the generation of worm gear teeth by a hob is presented. The full loaded tooth contact analysis of such a gear pair is performed. A computer program based on the theoretical background presented has been developed. By using this program the path of contact, the potential contact lines, the separations of mating surfaces along these contact lines, the load distribution and transmission errors for different types of modified and nonmodified worm gear pairs are calculated and graphically presented. The influence of gear tooth modifications on tooth contact is investigated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973-981
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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