Although it is possible to find some recommended conventional values both for the sum of the addendum modification coefficients and for the allocation of the sum of the addendum modification coefficients (e.g. ISO/TR 4467), a detailed analysis is necessary to determine the addendum modification coefficient values for the desired optimization criteria and the performance since the main objective of the above mentioned sources is to facilitate practical design of non-standard gear drives which will not have problems while operating. They give practical average values within a safe range. In this study, by considering the required gear ratio, center distance and the desired backlash, alternative gear pairs are determined and corresponding gear performance variables are calculated in order to allocate the addendum modification coefficients for the pinion and the gear by using criteria such as: not having undercut or pointed (or excessively-thinned-tip) tooth, having desired proportions for the lengths of the dedendum and addendum portions of the line of action, having maximum contact ratio, having sufficient bottom clearance, having minimum contact stresses, having balanced pinion and gear tooth root stresses, having equal pinion and gear lives, etc.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.