Accession Number : ADA303660

Title :   Using Hob Offset to Balance Dynamic Strength in Spur Gears.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Liou, Chuen-Huei ; Hsi Lin, Hsiang ; Oswald, Fred B. ; Townsend, Dennis P.

PDF Url : ADA303660

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This paper presents an analytical study on the effect of bob offset on the dynamic tooth strength of spur gears. The study was limited to equal and opposite offset values applied to the pinion and gear to maintain the standard operating center distance. The analysis presented in this paper was performed using a new version of the NASA gear dynamics code DANST. The operating speed of the transmission has a significant influence on the amount of hob offset required to equalize the dynamic stresses in the pinion and gear. In the transmission studied, at low speeds, the optimum hob offset value was found to fluctuate. At higher speeds, the optimum value was constrained by the minimum allowed thickness at the tip of the pinion tooth. For gears that must operate over a range of speeds, an average offset value may be used. Spur gears designed with the procedure presented here can have significant improvements in load capacity. (AN)

Descriptors :   *STRESS ANALYSIS, *TRANSMISSION GEARS, *GEAR TEETH, VELOCITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, PITCH(MOTION), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, STATIC LOADS, DYNAMIC RESPONSE, DYNAMIC LOADS, BENDING STRESS.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE