Effect of Worm Gear Geometry on its Contact Properties

  title={Effect of Worm Gear Geometry on its Contact Properties},
  author={Qin Yuan and D. C. Sun and David E. Brewe},
The research is aimed at implementing fluid film lubrication at the tooth contact of a worm, gear transmission. As a prerequisite to the lubrication analysis, this paper is devoted to the study of worm gear geometry. A general methodology, the method of enveloping, is used to produce the worm gear geometry. Contact properties, particularly those which are needed in the lubrication analysis, are obtained. The influence of two geometrical parameters, i.e., the pressure angle and the apex angle… CONTINUE READING