Complex potentials have already been used to calculate analytically spur gear stresses. However, their application to the calculation of tooth flexibility is not so straightforward since displacements of interest are at the tooth contact point, which is a singular point for the equations being used. A method has been devised to circumvent this difficulty and to obtain the value of the displacement at each point of the line of action, and thus, the flexibility of a given pair of spur gears.

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