Dr. Paul Langlois is the CAE products development department manager at SMT. Having worked for SMT for 10 years, he has extensive knowledge of transmission analysis methods and their software implementation. He manages the development of SMT's software products and is a main contributor to many aspects of SMT's technical software
development. As a member of the BSI MCE/005 committee, Langlois contributes to ISO standards development for gears.
The aim of the study was to apply such a specialized tooth contact analysis method, well-used within the steel gear community, to a polymer gear application to assess what modifications need be made to these models for them to be applicable to polymer gears.