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Analysis of tooth stiffness of nutation face gear

Guangxin Wang (School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian, China)
Lili Zhu (School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian, China)
Peng Wang (School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian, China)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 21 September 2020

Issue publication date: 17 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to obtain the single-tooth stiffness, single-tooth time-varying meshing stiffness and comprehensive meshing stiffness of the internal and external face gears and to analyze the influence of the modulus, pressure angle and tooth width of each face gear on the single-tooth stiffness of the gear in nutation face gear transmission.

Design/methodology/approach

From the point of view of material mechanics, the gear teeth of nutation face gear are simplified as spacial variable cross-section beams. The shear deformation of gear teeth, the bending deformation of tooth root and the additional elastic deformation caused by the base deformation are gotten by simplified trapezoidal section method, thus the stiffness of nutation face gear teeth can be obtained. The comparison with finite element method results verifies the rationality of simplified trapezoidal section method for calculating the tooth stiffness of nutation face gear.

Findings

The variation of stiffness of internal and external face gears along the meshing line and tooth height in nutation face gear transmission is studied, and the variation laws of single tooth stiffness, single-tooth-pair mesh stiffness and single tooth time-varying meshing stiffness of nutation face gear teeth are obtained.

Originality/value

Nutation face gear transmission is a new type of transmission. The stiffness of face gear teeth is analyzed, and the variation rules of single tooth stiffness, single-tooth-pair mesh stiffness and single tooth time-varying meshing stiffness of nutation face gear teeth are obtained, which not only enriches the research of nutation face gear transmission but also has important guiding significance for the application of nutation face gear in engineering practice.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China [grant number 50905021]; the Foundation of the Youth Science and Technology of Dalian, China [grant number 2015R072]; the Research Foundation for Doctor of Liaoning Province, China [grant number 201601263]; the Natural Fund Guidance Scheme of Liaoning Province, China [grant number 20180551106]; and the Education Department’s Scientific Research Funding Project of Liaoning Province, China [grant number JDL2019010].

Citation

Wang, G., Zhu, L. and Wang, P. (2021), "Analysis of tooth stiffness of nutation face gear", Engineering Computations, Vol. 38 No. 4, pp. 1725-1750. https://doi.org/10.1108/EC-11-2019-0522

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