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National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
Lewis Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
by Faydor L. Litvin
Development of Gear Technology and Theory of Gearin Development of Gear Technology and Theo ry of G earing 
Faydor L. Litvin
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Development of Gear Technology and Theory of Gearing 
NASA Reference Publication 1406
National Aeronautics andSpace AdministrationLewis Research Center
The author expresses his deep gratitude to the individuals and institutions for the historical information about thedevelopment of gear theory and technology and to those companies that have supported the research projects accom-plished at the Gear Research Laboratory of the University of Illinois.From the United States:Allison Engine Company: Gene Pfaffenberger, Supervisor, and Matt Hawkins, Development Engineer; ArmyResearch Laboratory (NASA Lewis Research Center): Dr. Robert Handschuh, Dr. David G. Lewicki, and Dr. Robert Bill;Paul Baxter, the son of Meriwether L. Baxter; Buckingham Associates Incorporated: Eliot K. Buckingham, President;Cone Drive Textron: Jerry B. Hagaman, Director of Engineering, and Duane Gilbert, Manager of Sales and Marketing;Dana Corporation, Spicer Axle Division: John Hickey, Director of Engineering, and Dr. Wei-Jiung Tsung, Gear ResearchCoordinator; Darle W. Dudley; Emerson Power Transmission Corporation: Larry Spiers, Vice President of Engineering,and Charles A. Libourel, Manager of Research and Development; Fellows Gear Shaper Company: Lawrence E. Greenip,Jr.,Vice President; Ford Motor Company: Ronald A. Andrade, Chief Engineer, and Thomas M. Sep, Senior TechnicalSpecialist; The Gleason Foundation: John B. Kodweis, Vice President of Administration; The Gleason Works: Gary J.Kimmet, Vice President of Regional Operations; Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld, Vice President of Research and Development;and Theodore J. Krenzer, Director of Research and Development (retired); Margot Jerrad, the daughter of Dr. HillelPoritsky; Mary Bell Kluge, the granddaughter of Samuel I. Cone; McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems: Robert J.King, Project Manager; Terrell W. Hansen, Department Manager; and Roger J. Hunthausen, Technology DevelopmentManager; NASA Lewis Research Center: Dr. John J. Coy, Chief, Mechanical Components Branch, and Dennis P. Townsend;Reishauer Corporation: George I. Wyss, President, U.S. Division; Veikko Saari and Virginia Saari Jensen, the brother anddaughter of Oliver E. Saari; Richard L. Thoen, gear consultantFrom Germany:Klingelnberg Sohne: Deither Klingelnberg, general partner; Maschinenfabrik Lorenz GMBH: Klaus Felten, Doctor of Engineering and Managing Director; Munich Technical University: Prof. Hans Winter, Doctor of Engineering; HermannPfauter GMBH & Co.: Gunter R. SchmidtFrom Russia:Kurgan Technical University: Dr. and Prof. Maks L. Erikhov; St. Peterburg Polytechnic University: Prof. Georgie A.SmirnovFrom England:David Brown Group P L C: John S. HudsonFrom Switzerland:Maag Holding AG: Samuel Gartmann, Chairman of the Board; Oerlikon Geartec AG: Urs Koller, President
Available fromNASA Center for Aerospace Information800 Elkridge Landing RoadLinthicum Heights, MD 21090-2934Price Code: A06National Technical Information Service5287 Port Royal RoadSpringfield, VA 22100Price Code: A06
NASA RP1406 ii

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