Title: Stress analysis of self-aligning automotive gearing

Authors: Ilyas Beisekenov; Christos Spitas; Amin Amani; Efstratios Tsolakis; Vasilios Spitas

Addresses: Alstom/EKZ, Astana Industrial Area, 010000, Astana, Kazakhstan ' School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan ' ASML, De Run 6501, 5504 DR, Veldhoven, Netherlands ' European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland ' School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of the contact and bending stresses of certain self-aligning automotive spur gear designs under various degrees of misalignment. The resulting deflection and stress fields are studied under quasi-static conditions and compared for different design variants. The proposed solution not only seems to eliminate the necessity to conduct gear tooth crowning, but also makes practical the increase of gear width and a corresponding reduction of the gear module, potentially further benefitting gear dynamics and efficiency.

Keywords: self-aligning gearing; misalignment; stress concentration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPT.2019.099630

International Journal of Powertrains, 2019 Vol.8 No.2, pp.93 - 114

Available online: 03 May 2019 *

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