Articles By Rick Miller

 

Tooth Tips: Designing Quiet Gears

The gear design phase is the easiest, least costly, and most effective way to influence gear noise.


Tooth Tips: Requirements for Gear Design

The following steps help ensure a successful gearbox is designed and specified, and all of the customer’s desired attributes and design inputs are met.


Tooth Tips: Achieving Gear Design Success

When evaluating a new or existing spur gear design, there are important areas that should be evaluated.


Tooth Tips: Micropitting

Calculating EHL film thickness is one way that can help evaluate the relative risk of micropitting related to lubrication, which plays an important role.


Tooth Tips: Achieving Gearbox Design Excellence

Simplicity and engineering judgment help ensure successful gearbox designs.


Tooth Tips: Designing High Contact-Ratio Gears

While there are many ways to design high contact-ratio gears, the following explains one design method that could be used.