Experimental study of gear tooth deflection using elastomeric models

Date

1971

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Abstract

As newer forms of gear shapes are developed and new materials are used, a reliable, simple, and easy method of gear tooth deflection and stress measurement is needed. This thesis presents the design and construction of a test rig to test segments of gear models. The test rig was used to measure deflection and has the potential to be used also for photoelastic stress analysis. In order to evaluate the method and the test rig, some experiments were conducted on a rack and a pinion with involute tooth shape, for which data were available from other sources. The experimental results agree with the previous results within 8 percent.

Description

Keywords

Citation