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Determining Spline Misalignment Capabilities

The article "Determining Spline Misalignment Capabilities" appeared in the November/December 1995 issue of Gear Technology.

Introducing backlash into spline couplings has been common practice in order to provide for component eccentric and angular misalignment. The method presented here is believed to be exact for splines with even numbers of teeth and approximate for those with odd numbers of teeth. This method is based on the reduction of the maximum effective tooth thickness to achieve the necessary clearance. Other methods, such as tooth crowning, are also effective.

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