Accession Number : ADA289952

Title :   Prediction of Contact Path and Load Sharing in Spiral Bevel Gears.

Descriptive Note : Final contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS

Personal Author(s) : Bibel, George D. ; Tiku, Karuna ; Kumar, Ashok

PDF Url : ADA289952

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : A procedure is presented to perform a contact analysis of spiral bevel gears in order to predict the contact path and the load sharing as the gears roll through mesh. The approach utilizes recent advances in automated contact methods for nonlinear finite element analysis. A sector of the pinion and gear is modeled consisting of three pinion teeth and four gear teeth in mesh. Calculation of the contact force and stresses through the gear meshing cycle are demonstrated. Summary of the results are presented using 3-dimensional plots and tables. Issues relating to solution convergence and requirements for running large finite element analysis on a supercomputer are discussed. (AN)

Descriptors :   *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *LOADS(FORCES), *TRANSMISSION GEARS, KINEMATICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ROLL, SURFACE ANALYSIS, STRESS ANALYSIS, COMPARISON, PROBLEM SOLVING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, SHEAR STRESSES, CONVERGENCE, NONLINEAR ANALYSIS, SUPERCOMPUTERS, SUBROUTINES, ROTATION, GEAR TEETH.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE