Accession Number : ADP000717

Title :   A Basis for the Analysis of Surface Geometry of Spiral Bevel Gears,

Corporate Author : CINCINNATI UNIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Huston,Ronald L. ; Coy,John J.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This paper contains a summary of some geometrical procedures helpful in the fundamental studies of the surface geometry of spiral bevel gears. The emphasis of the paper is on those procedures which characterize the geometry so that the surface parametric equations, the principal radii of curvature, and the meshing kinematics are systematically determined. Initially, the focus is on the theoretical, logarithmic spiral bevel gears as defined by Buckingham. These gears, however, are difficult to fabricate and are sometimes considered to be too straight. Hence, as an alternative, most manufacturers and users have employed circular-cut spiral bevel gears. Therefore, the second focus of the paper is the analysis of surface characteristics of crown circular-cut gears.

Descriptors :   *Gears, *Transmissions(Mechanical), *Aircraft engines, *Technology transfer, *Symposia, Geometry, Surfaces, Research management, Army aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE