A spatial gear-mechanism with double curvature tooth surfaces is discussed. The following results are obtained: a) the relationship between the principal curvatures of the surfaces, b) the conditions under which the path of the contact point on the surface is a geodetic line in the local sense. A method of synthesis of mismatched gearing proposed here permits determination of optimal conditions of meshing in the vicinity of the main contact point.

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