Title: A new slotting method for 2D digital gear tooth surfaces

Authors: Jing Chen, Fulin Wang, Chuangyun Yi

Addresses: The State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, College of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 41008, China. ' The State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, Hunan University, Changsha 41008, China. ' School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Abstract: Based on the theories of digital conjugated surface and gear meshing, a new slotting method for 2D Digital Gear Tooth Surfaces (DGTS) is developed. With this method, both the continuous surface model and the fitting to the discrete points are no more required; the conjugating motion between the DGTS and the slotting cutter figuration are directly investigated. The corresponding conjugate points and conjugate movements can be determined. Discrete movements are changed into continuous generating motions and continuous slotting of DGTS can be realised. Both the simulation and experimental results on an involute 2D non-standard shaped DGTS verify the presented method.

Keywords: DGTS; digital gear tooth surfaces; discrete points; slotting; conjugate surfaces; gear meshing; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2011.038555

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2011 Vol.40 No.1/2, pp.91 - 97

Published online: 10 Feb 2011 *

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