Modeling Research of Hypoid Gear Based on Real Machining Process
In this paper, two modeling methods, the forming method and the generating method, for hypoid gears with two kinds of transmission ratio are discussed by simulating the actual machining process. In the generating modeling method, the tooth profile of the gear is generated by boolean algorithm step by step after creating the models of the gear blank and the cutter and then rotating around their own axis by certain degrees until the cutter is outside the gear blank completely. In contrast with the generating modeling method, the tooth profile is formed by carrying out the boolean algorithm for one time after creating the models of the gear blank and cutter seperately in the forming modeling method. Then using feature instance, all the teeth are created both in the generating modeling method and in the forming modeling method. Using the two modeling methods given in this paper, the modeling process can be shortened and the modeling precision can be improved.
X. T. Wei et al., "Modeling Research of Hypoid Gear Based on Real Machining Process", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 20-23, pp. 1429-1433, 2010