Tooth Contact Analysis of Planetary Gear Trains with Equally Spaced Planets
Based on Tooth Contact Analysis (TCA), a feasible approach for Transmission Error (TE) of planetary gear train is proposed in this paper. With a view to getting the total TE curve of the planetary gear train, a specific analysis of the TE from the planetary gear train with only one planet should be proceed firstly, the second step is to calculate each phase difference of planets in the gear train. The applicable conditions for the simplified calculation are spur gear or involute gear pairs in the gear train. Due to equal space between them, planets have the same phase angle.
Long Chen, Yongkang Zhang, Aixing Feng, Zhenying Xu, Boquan Li and Han Shen
K. Xu et al., "Tooth Contact Analysis of Planetary Gear Trains with Equally Spaced Planets", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 43, pp. 279-282, 2011