Asymmetric Gears: Parameter Selection Approach
The article "Asymmetric Gears: Parameter Selection Approach" appeared in the June/July 2012 issue of Gear Technology.
In many gear transmissions, a tooth load on one flank is significantly higher and is applied for longer periods of time than for the opposite one; an asymmetric tooth shape reflects this functional difference. This paper describes an approach that rationalizes the degree of asymmetry (or asymmetry factor K) selection to meet a variety of operating conditions and requirements for custom gear drives.
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