Torque loss in spur gears with interference
2003 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part J, journal of engineering tribology, ISSN 1350-6501, Vol. 217, 385-395 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Gears with interference (zero backlash) are used in robots and other precision equipment. The reason for using interference gearing is to improve positioning and motion control. It is then also desirable to compensate for the friction losses and therefore it is important to model the friction losses accurately. In this paper, results from a model for simulating spur gears with interference are compared with results from a test rig for spur gears with interference. FZG gears are used both in the test rig and in the simulations. Brief descriptions of the test rig and the simulation model are given in the paper; more thorough descriptions can be found in studies by Hedstrom and Karhammar and by Spiegelberg, Andersson and Sellgren respectively. There is also a description of the measurements and the procedure of making them. The aim of this paper is to compare the results from the test rig with the results from the simulation model and to analyse the results from the test rig.
The results show that the simulated torque loss corresponds well with the measured torque loss within the range of the test rig. The results from both the test rig and the simulation model show that there are large variations in the frictional torque during one mesh of a gear tooth. The loss increases with the number of contact points and the lowest loss is found when a driving gear flank passes the pitch point. The overall efficiency decreases when the mesh force increases and the lowest efficiency readings are found when a combination of high mesh force and low load is applied.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 217, 385-395 p.
spur gears, interference, test rig, simulation, results, torque loss
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7003ISI: 000186679100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7003DiVA: diva2:11875
QC 201010082005-09-282005-09-282010-10-08Bibliographically approved