Gear Technology Magazine

Contact Analysis of Gears Using a Combined Finite Element and Surface Integral Method

July 1, 1993
The complete and accurate solution t the contact problem of three-dimensional gears has been, for the past several decades, one of the more sought after, albeit elusive goals in the engineering community. Even the arrival on the scene in the mid-seventies of finite element techniques failed to produce the solution to any but the most simple gear contact problems.