Static and Dynamic Analysis of HCR Spur Gear Drive Using Finite Element Analysis

Jena, Pankaj Kumar (2009) Static and Dynamic Analysis of HCR Spur Gear Drive Using Finite Element Analysis. BTech thesis.



This thesis investigates the characteristics of a gear system including contact stresses, bending stresses, and the transmission errors of gears in mesh. Gearing is one of the most critical components in mechanical power transmission systems. The contact stresses were examined using 2-D FEM models. The bending stresses in the tooth root were examined using a 3-D FEM model.
Current methods of calculating gear contact stresses use Hertz‘s equations, which were originally derived for contact between two cylinders. To enable the investigation of contact problems with FEM, the stiffness relationship between the two contact areas is usually established through a spring placed between the two contacting areas. This can be achieved by inserting a contact element placed in between the two areas where contact occurs. The results of the two dimensional FEM analyses from ANSYS are presented. These stresses were compared with the theoretical values. Both results agree very well. This indicates that the FEM model is accurate.
This thesis also considers the variations of the whole gear body stiffness arising from the gear body rotation due to bending deflection, shearing displacement and contact deformation. Many different positions within the meshing cycle were investigated. Investigation of contact and bending stress characteristic of spur gears continues to be of immense attention to both engineers and researchers in spite of many studies in the past. This is because of the advances in the engineering technology that demands for gears with ever increasing load capacities and speeds with high reliability, the designers need to be able to accurately predict the stresses experienced the stresses experienced by the loaded gears.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hertz Contact Stress,Bending Stress,Von Mises Stress
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Finite Element Analysis
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:350
Deposited By:Pankaj Kumar Jena
Deposited On:14 May 2009 09:10
Last Modified:14 May 2009 09:10
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Supervisor(s):Mohanty, S C

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