An updated and expanded edition of Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich’s Geometry of Surfaces: A Practical Guide for Mechanical Engineers, 2nd edition, written primarily for advanced gear engineers, is now available.
The book presents a highly accurate specification for gear tooth flanks to be machined/finished. Precise specification reduces the cost of this widely used industrial operation as accurately specified and machined tooth flanks do not need to undergo costly final finishing. Radzevich describes techniques in this volume based primarily on classical differential geometry of surfaces. He then transitions from differential geometry of surfaces to engineering geometry of surfaces, and examines how gear tooth flanks can be accurately machined by means of gear cutting.
The book goes on to explain specific methods, such as derivation of planar characteristic curves based on Plücker conoid constructed at a point of the part surface, and that analytical description of tooth flanks is vital for surfaces machined using modern gear technology. Providing readers with a powerful tool for analytical description of gear tooth flanks machined on conventional gear generators, as well as on numerically controlled machines, this book maximizes understanding on optimal treatment of gear tooth flanks to meet the requirements of today’s high-tech industry.
Radzevich, S.P., Geometry of Surfaces: A Practical Guide for Mechanical Engineers, 2nd edition, Springer International Publishing, 2019, 329 pages, 182 illustrations. [ISBN-10: 3030221830, ISBN-13: 978-3030221836]. [1st edition: Radzevich, S.P., Geometry of Surfaces: A Practical Guide for Mechanical Engineers, Wiley, 2013, 264 pages. ISBN-10: 1118520319, ISBN-13: 978-1118520314].
The book is available from Amazon.com.