Design Project Part II - Gear Design

Drs. Hoffman and Raulli
The objective for the second part of the design project is to design the system of gears that transmit power from the motor to the shaft. A sectioned view of the gear system and motor is shown in figure 1. The motor drives a helical pinion with a maximum power of 6 Hp at 1550 rpm. The pinion drives a helical gear that is attached to the shaft of the saw blade. See table 1 for all given gear system properties. Based on the given information, design the following features of the gear system: 1. How many teeth for the pinion and gear, respectively. 2. What material is used for the gears. 3. What is the face width (b). Consider the maximum and fatigue loading conditions. Assume that the normal loading condition is 50 % of the maximum loading. Also, incorporate the appropriate design factors of uncertainty, given in table 2, into the design.

6 hp motor


Gear Shaft Shaft


Figure 1: Gear system

Max power 6 Hp

Gear ratio 2

np 1550 rpm

dg 5 in

φ 22.5o

ψ 30o

# cycles 1 × 108

Table 1: Gear system properties

Fatigue load Stress analysis (bending, contact) Failure analysis (static yield) Failure analysis (fatigue) Ultimate tensile strength Yield strength Bending and contact strength

nLf nSbc nF y nF f nut ny ntc

1.2 1.03 1.0 1.1 1.05 1.05 1.2

Table 2: Design factors of uncertainty


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