Numerical modeling of wire-prestressed gear teeth

Vasilios Spitas, Christos Spitas

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Abstract

This paper introduces the concept of wire- rope pretensioning in spur gear teeth as a means to obtain higher bending strength. The concept is novel and it is based on the idea of machining small holes in unstressed areas of the working teeth and subsequently passing a wire rope through each pair of holes and applying compressive loading on the tooth by pretensioning the rope. In this way the applied compressive stress field is superimposed on the tensile bending stresses developed at the root of the gear tooth from loading, therefore partially or totally canceling them out. In this way higher load carrying capacity is achieved without compromising any other working property of the gear tooth. In the present study a Finite Element numerical analysis is presented proving the supremacy of the wire-prestressed teeth over their conventional counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, MIC 2007
Pages241-246
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event26th IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, MIC 2007 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Feb 12 2007Feb 14 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, MIC
ISSN (Print)1025-8973

Other

Other26th IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, MIC 2007
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period2/12/072/14/07

Keywords

  • Computational method
  • Fillet strength
  • Spur gears
  • Tooth modeling
  • Wire prestressing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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