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Prof. K.Gopinath & Prof. M.M.Mayuram

Module 2 – GEARS Lecture 3 - INVOLUTE SPUR GEARS

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3.1 Introduction 3.2 Standard tooth systems for spur gears 3.3 Profile shifted gears 3.4 Involutometry 3.5 Design of gear blanks 3.1 INTRODUCTION In lecture 2 various terminologies used in describing a gear and a gear pair in mesh was dealt in detail. For convenience, the gear nomenclature is reproduced in Fig. 3.1. It can be

Fig. 3.1 Spur gear nomenclature

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one can have full depth gears or stronger stub tooth gears. Three commonly used pressure angles are 14.Mayuram observed here that by varying the various parameters. 3.8m and dedendum: b= 1. standards are evolved. standard gear systems are evolved and these are dealt in detail here. replacement etc. K. addendum: a =1m. The shorter tooth makes it stronger and its load carrying capacity increases.2 where the interference portion of the teeth is shown in red. To overcome this. 20o and 25o pressure angle systems as shown in Fig.2. It also helps in avoiding interference in certain cases. STANDARD TOOTH SYSTEMS FOR SPUR GEARS To reduce the varieties of gears to a manageable numbers. then the manufacture.2 Interference in gears 3. replacement in the case of failure all become more complicated.5o. Indian Institute of Technology Madras . Earlier the definition of interference in gears was illustrated by many figures and methods of avoiding interference were dealt in detail.0m.25m where as the for the stub tooth gears. For easy recollection of interference.M. production. 3. M.3. Fig. dedendum: b= 1. 3. it is possible to get infinite varieties of gears.Gopinath & Prof. refer to Fig.Machine Design II Prof. addendum a = 0. In this. In practice if we use such large varieties of gears. In Standard tooth system for metric gears. Standard makes it easy for design. quality assurance. quality check.

571m 9m-14m 0.25 m 2m 2. 3. 20 degree full depth 1m 1.3 m 0.Mayuram Fig.1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras .25 m 0.571m 9m-14m 0.3 m 0.25m 20 degree Stub 0.25m 1.571m 9m-14m 0. Top land min.Machine Design II Prof.25m 2m 2.6m 1.25m 1.1 Standard tooth system for spur gears Item Addendum a Dedendum b Clearance c Working dept Whole depth h Tooth thickness t Face width f Fillet radius min.25m 0.3 m 0. How the various spur gear tooth parameters are fixed in standard gear system is given in Table 3.25m 25 degree full depth 1m 1.25m 14.M. K.8m 1.3 Standard tooth systems Table 3.5o and 25o stub tooth systems have become obsolete now. M.8m 1m 0.Gopinath & Prof.2 m 1.

The limit approach occurs when the pinion tooth becomes pointed. The net effect is to shift the pitch circles away from the base circle of the pinion and eliminate that non-involute portion of pinion tooth below the base circle.Mayuram 3. 3.M. These are called profile shifted gears or non-standard gears (Fig.25 and ±0.4 Non Standard gears +ve coefficient applied to pinion increases the addendum and –ve coefficient applied to gear decreases the addendum. The standard coefficients are ±0.5.4).50 which add and subtract 25% and 50% of the standard addendum. 3. respectively. Fig. M.Gopinath & Prof. How the tooth appears in profile shifted gears is shown in Fig. AGMA defines the addendum modification coefficient as x1 and x2 which sums up to zero. Indian Institute of Technology Madras .3 PROFILE SHIFTED GEARS Interference in smaller number of tooth pinions can be avoided by having unequal addendum.3. being equal in magnitude and opposite in sign. K.Machine Design II Prof. longer addendum for the pinion and shorter for the gear as seen in the earlier figure.

5 Influence of Profile shift on the shape of gear teeth Indian Institute of Technology Madras . 3. M.M. K.Machine Design II Prof.Gopinath & Prof.Mayuram Fig.

When predetermined centre distance has to be attained 3. thus equalizes the strength. 3.3. 3.M.3. To increase the strength at the root and flank of the teeth.4 INVOLUTOMETRY Involutometry is the study of involute geometry.2 WHEN PROFILE SHIFTING IS USED 1. 3. 5.Gopinath & Prof. K. In Fig.1 WHAT PROFILE SHIFTING DOES TO GEARS 1. 3. also rb ( ) From the above relationship. When the interference is to be avoided 2. the generating line length. 3. tan Which is also written as From the Fig. The unequal addendum tooth forms increase the sliding velocity at the tooth tip.6.Machine Design II Prof.3.6 . The gear tooth correspondingly weakens since full depth gear tooth is stronger than full depth pinion tooth. inv tan r rb cos (3. 5. rb tan . 4. To shift the beginning of the effective profile away from the base circle. M. The pinion becomes thicker at the base and thus stronger 2. The friction losses in the gear mesh also increase at high sliding velocities.6 Illustration for involutometry Indian Institute of Technology Madras . 4.Mayuram 3. Consequently tooth surface stresses increase.1) Fig. at T. To improve sliding and contact relation.

4. t r 2 (3. t 2r (3.7) Indian Institute of Technology Madras .Machine Design II Prof.3) 1 t1 2 r1 (3.1 TOOTH THICKNESS AT ANY POINT ON THE TOOTH PROFILE Fig. 3.M. K.Gopinath & Prof.5) Now we can write inv inv 1 Rearranging the terms we get t1 t 2 r1 2r (3. M. The half tooth thickness at A and T are given by: t1 1 r1 2 So that (3.Mayuram 3.4).7 Tooth layout for finding tooth thickness at any point In order to derive the relationship between tooth thickness and it distance r from the centre refer to the Fig.6) t 2r ( t1 inv inv ) 2 r1 (3. 3.7.2).

cluster and sliding gears as shown in Fig.8 Design of gear blanks for small diameter gears d < 200 mm The design of gear blank depends on the size.8 (e) to (g) especially for high speed operation. 3.Gopinath & Prof. Indian Institute of Technology Madras . to further make it compact. speed of operation. M. the tool relief does not result in compact drive.3. space limitations and application. Small gears up to a pitch diameter of 200 mm are normally made of solid blanks as in Fig.9 (a) to (e) are used.8 (d) or turning and drilling process Fig. Fig. sometimes to reduce the weight and inertia in higher sizes.Mayuram 3.5 DESIGN OF GEAR BLANKS Fig.Machine Design II Prof.3. The gaps between the gears should be adequate to relieve the gear cutter. 3. However in these gears. glue jointed or shrink fitted composite gears shown in Fig. Hence.10 (a) and (b) are often used. K.8. 3.9 Cluster and sliding gears Many a times. In multi-speed gear boxes to make the arrangement compact. material is removed in the web portion where the stress is low by turning process Fig. (a) to (c). 3.M. load carrying capacity. 3.

11 (b) are used when the diameter is <1000 mm and f<200 mm.Gopinath & Prof. Fig.11 Design of medium size gear blanks Indian Institute of Technology Madras . 3. M.Mayuram Fig. K. Cast wheel with crossed I shaped spokes shown in Fig.M. 3.10 Glue-jointed / shrink fitted composite gears In the case of medium sized gears normally forging process is used. 3. 3.Machine Design II Prof. The wheels are made solid or cored as shown in Fig.11 (a).

Machine Design II Prof.11 (c) Large gears are normally cast as in Fig. 3.11 (e) to (g). Wheel central portions are made from Cast iron or cast steel. Indian Institute of Technology Madras . 3. The ring is forged or roll expanded from special steel of tooth material. welding is employed.13 (a) and that for a bevel gear wheel is given in Fig. non stressed portion is made hollow by keeping cores. M.12 Design of large gear blanks The empirical formulae for finding proportions of spur gear wheel are given in Fig. bolted or welded construction as shown in Fig. 3. To save alloy steel. Care should be taken to ensure adequate rigidity in these cases.12 (a) to (d) with web straight or inclined. When wheels are made in small quantities. When a small number of high quality gears are required. Here the central portion of the gear wheel is made of lower grade steel as the stress encountered here is less and the gear portion rim is press fitted or shrunk on the central portion.M. rimmed construction is used. The rim is prevented from loosening by grub screws as seen in Fig.Mayuram Many a times to reduce the cost of the gears.13 (b). 3. the gears made with rimmed. Fig.3. large wheels are made with fretting rings. to reduce the weight. K.Gopinath & Prof. Set screws to prevent loosening are also provided. 3. For f > 500 mm two Fretting rings are hot-fitted on the centers. To reduce the weight of the gears.

14 Fig.Gopinath & Prof. 3. 3.Machine Design II Prof. K.Mayuram (a) (b) Fig. 3.14 Spur gear wheel proportions for weld construction.13 Gear wheel proportions (a) spur gear (b) bevel gear The empirical formulae for finding proportions of welded wheel elements are shown in Fig. M. Indian Institute of Technology Madras .M.

M. Fig.Gopinath & Prof. 3.Mayuram The empirical formulae for finding proportions of wheel elements of cast spur and helical gears are given in Fig. ------------------------ Indian Institute of Technology Madras . M.15 Spur gear proportions for cast wheels. K.15.Machine Design II Prof. 3.

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