Accession Number : ADA290276

Title :   Comparison of Gap Elements and Contact Algorithm for 3D Contact Analysis of Spiral Bevel Gears.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Bibel, G. D. ; Tiku, K. ; Kumar, A. ; Handschuh, R.

PDF Url : ADA290276

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Three dimensional stress analysis of spiral bevel gears in mesh using the finite element method is presented. A finite element model is generated by solving equations that identify tooth surface coordinates. Contact is simulated by the automatic generation of non-penetration constraints. This method is compared to a finite element contact analysis conducted with gap elements. (AN)

Descriptors :   *STRESS ANALYSIS, *TRANSMISSION GEARS, KINEMATICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, LOADS(FORCES), COMPARISON, DEFORMATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS, GEAR TEETH.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE