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Hypoid Gears: Tribology Aspects in Angular Transmission Systems, Part VII
June 1, 2011
Hypoid gears are the paragon of gearing. To establish line contact between the pitches in hypoid gears, the kinematically correct pitch surfaces have to be determined based on
the axoids. In cylindrical and bevel gears, the axoids are identical to the pitch surfaces and their diameter or cone angle can be calculated simply by using the knowledge about number of teeth and module or ratio and shaft angle. In hypoid gears, a rather complex approach is required to find the location of the teeth—even before any information about flank form can
be considered. This article is part seven of an eight-part series on the tribology aspects of angular gear drives.