Module 2 – GEARSLecture 1- IntroductionContents
1. Introduction and history of gears2. Classification of gear and their applications3. Spur Gear4. Helical Gear5. Double helical or Herringbone Gear6. Bevel Gear(a)Straight (b) Spiral (c) hypoidal7. Crossed helical gear8. Law of gearing9. Gear profiles10. Meshing of gears
INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY OF GEARS
Gears are toothed members which transmit power ormotion between two shafts, by meshing without any slip.Hence, gear drives are also called positive drives. In any pairof gears, the smaller one is called pinion and the larger oneis called gear immaterial of which is driving the other.When pinion is the driver, it results in step down drive in which the output speeddecreases and the torque increases. On the other hand, when the gear is the driver, it results instep up drive in which the output speed increases and the torque decreases.A typical example of step down drive is an automobile gearbox, in which the high speedlow torque output of the engine is converted into low speed high torque output for driving thetraction wheels.