Articles By Rick Miller
The gear design phase is the easiest, least costly, and most effective way to influence gear noise.
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.
When evaluating a new or existing spur gear design, there are important areas that should be evaluated.
Calculating EHL film thickness is one way that can help evaluate the relative risk of micropitting related to lubrication, which plays an important role.
Simplicity and engineering judgment help ensure successful gearbox designs.
While there are many ways to design high contact-ratio gears, the following explains one design method that could be used.