Contact Characteristics of Spherical Gear and Ring-Rack
The contact characteristics of spherical gear and ring-rack are researched in this paper. First, the tooth profile surface equation of spherical gear is established on the basis of the transmission theory of spherical gears. After that, the profile surface equation of ring-rack is established. Then, kinematics of the transmission of spherical gear and ring-rack is researched, the appreciate coordinates are established, and the profile surfaces of spherical gear and ring-rack are described in the same coordinate. Then, the contact analysis is conducted between spherical gear and ring-rack, and the contact point and ellipse parameters are acquired, as well as the rules of their evolvements. The conclusions above are benefit to further research on the transmission of spherical gear and ring-rack.
Q. Li et al., "Contact Characteristics of Spherical Gear and Ring-Rack", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 308-310, pp. 2019-2024, 2011