Accession Number : ADA289967

Title :   Manual for Automatic Generation of Finite Element Models of Spiral Bevel Gears in Mesh.

Descriptive Note : Final contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS

Personal Author(s) : Bibel, G. D. ; Reddy, S. ; Kumar, A.

PDF Url : ADA289967

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The goal of this research is to develop computer programs that generate finite element models suitable for doing 3D contact analysis of faced milled spiral bevel gears in mesh. A pinion tooth and a gear tooth are created and put in mesh. There are two programs: Points.f and Pat.f to perform the analysis. Points.f is based on the equation of meshing for spiral bevel gears. It uses machine tool settings to solve for an N x M mesh of points on the four surfaces, pinion concave and convex, and gear concave and convex. Points.f creates the file POINTS.OUT, an ASCI file containing N x M points for each surface. (N is the number of node points along the length of the tooth, and M is nodes along the height.) Pat.f reads POINTS.OUT and creates the file ti out. Tl .out is a series of PATRAN input commands. In addition to the mesh density on the tooth face, additional user specified variables are the number of finite elements through the thickness, and the number of finite elements along the tooth full fillet. A full fillet is assumed to exist for both the pinion and gear. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *DYNAMIC LOADS, *TRANSMISSION GEARS, STRESSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA PROCESSING, SURFACE ANALYSIS, STRESS ANALYSIS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, BENDING, MESH, THREE DIMENSIONAL, FLOW CHARTING, SUBROUTINES, COMPUTER FILES, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, GEAR TEETH.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE