Loaded Tooth Contact Analysis of Face Gear Drive with Modification
A double direction modification with a grinding worm is applied on tooth surface of face gear drive. The surface equations of the rack cutter, shaper and grinding worm are derived respectively. Loaded tooth contact analysis (LTCA) with finite element method (FEM) is performed to investigate the meshing performance of face gear drive before modification and after modification. The modification by a grinding worm can obviously reduce the sensitivity of face gear drive to misalignment; the bending stress and the contact stress are reduced with avoiding edge contact; the load transmission error is reduced. This method can obtain a more stable bearing contact in contrast to the method by increasing tooth number of shaper, and the modification magnitude can be controlled freely. The investigation is illustrated with numerical examples.
S. Y. Zhang and H. Guo, "Loaded Tooth Contact Analysis of Face Gear Drive with Modification", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 29-32, pp. 1711-1716, 2010