Low-friction rolling-element gear profile generation using instant centers and equivalent four-bar linkage

Carl A. Nelson, Wieslaw M. Szydlowski, J. Conrad Vogel

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Abstract

A great deal of energy is lost to friction in power-transmitting devices, especially geared mechanisms. Based on a mechanism equivalence relationship between a four-bar mechanism and a geared mechanism, a procedure is developed for generating custom gear-tooth profiles using the concept of instant centers. These tooth profiles make use of roller elements between the teeth in order to eliminate the rolling-sliding contact which occurs in typical gear meshes, thus reducing power losses. Practical applicability and design constraints are investigated and preliminary results presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information In Engineering Conference, DETC2006
StatePublished - Nov 29 2006
Event2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information In Engineering Conference, DETC2006 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2006Sep 13 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2006

Conference

Conference2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information In Engineering Conference, DETC2006
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period9/10/069/13/06

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Keywords

  • Constant-velocity mechanisms
  • Equivalent mechanisms
  • Non-involute gear profiles
  • Rolling-element gears

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Nelson, C. A., Szydlowski, W. M., & Vogel, J. C. (2006). Low-friction rolling-element gear profile generation using instant centers and equivalent four-bar linkage. In Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information In Engineering Conference, DETC2006 (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2006).