Research on Spiral Bevel Gear Tooth Surface Reconstruction Based on NURBS
The tooth surface shape of spiral bevel gear is complex. In the detection process of errors tooth surface model is constructed based on coordinate data of limited the actual tooth surface sampling points. The model is used to analysis and manufacture of gear to meet the processing requirements. NURBS (non-uniform rational B-Spline) method is the most effective reconstruction method for geometry there are both freedom and analytic curves and surfaces. NURBS method is used to calculate non-uniform knot vector, NURBS control points and B-Spline inverse and reconstruct tooth surface. Reconstructionof spiral bevel gears in using NURBS is achieved and the tooth surface reconstruction is drawn out in Open GL in VC environment. And then reconstruction error on the tooth surface is analyzed. It proves that using the method of NURBS to reconstruct spiral bevel gear tooth surface is correct and feasible.
L. Yang et al., "Research on Spiral Bevel Gear Tooth Surface Reconstruction Based on NURBS", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 701-705, 2012