Solution of Spur Gear Meshing Stiffness and Analysis of Degradation Characteristics
Keywords:finite element method, meshing stiffness, degradation characteristics
The computational model of spur gear meshing stiffness is established by using the hypothesis of cantilever beam of the gear. The meshing stiffness of spur gear is calculated by analytical method, and the distributional curve of meshing stiffness is obtained by comparison with FEM. Experimental verification of simulated results is performed by mechanical test-bed of closed flow. The experimental results show that the simulation results are in good agreement with the experimental results. Based on the FEM models of gear tooth with cracks of different lengths, the comparison between degradation trends in different meshing regions that shows that the degree of degradation in a single tooth meshing area is much higher than in a double teeth meshing region. In the FEM models of gear tooth with cracks of different lengths, the stiffness degradation rate of the double tooth indentation area increases first and then decreases, and the crack length is most obvious between 4 and 8 mm.