Effect of Tooth Surface Modification on the Load Sharing and Strength of Offset Face Gear Drive with Spur Involute Pinion
Load sharing is one of the main factors that determine gear strength. In this paper, Tooth Contact Analysis (TCA) and Loaded Tooth Contact Analysis (LTCA) have been performed to investigate the effect of tooth surface modification on the contact ratio, load sharing and strength of an orthogonal offset face gear drive with spur involute pinion. The results indicate that the contact ratio of 2.0 or higher could be achieved. The maximum load carried by single tooth and bending stress are significantly reduced when appropriate tooth surface modification is applied to the orthogonal offset face gear drive.
Zeyong Yin, Chengyu Jiang, Datong Qin, Peixin Qiao and Geng Liu
J. H. Wang et al., "Effect of Tooth Surface Modification on the Load Sharing and Strength of Offset Face Gear Drive with Spur Involute Pinion", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 86, pp. 327-332, 2011