Enhancing Design Features of Asymmetric Spur Gears Operating on a Specified Center Distance Using Tooth Sum Altered Gear Geometry
Asymmetric gears have evolved from the rising demand for power transmission drives with high load-carrying capacity, surface durability, and service life. Direct design and S± profile shifted system are the most common approaches used for enhancing design features by geometry modification in asymmetric gears. This paper aims at establishing asymmetric gear geometry modification using tooth sum alteration for a family of gears running on a specified center distance as a feasible design approach. A complete mathematical treatment of the design approach is provided, and an in-house developed computer program is used for numerical simulation. The paper explores the influence of dynamic load factors, location factors for bending, specific sliding on load-bearing capacity, and surface durability on different tooth sum alterations. The study concludes that tooth sum altered asymmetric gear geometry can be employed as an effective design technique that offers designers flexibility in designing gears for surface wear, load-bearing, and tooth life.
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