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Title: Microgeometrical tooth profile modification influencing efficiency of planetary hub gears
Authors: Fatourehchi, Ehsan
Mohammadpour, Mahdi
King, P.D.
Rahnejat, Homer
Trimmer, G.
Womersley, B.
Williams, A.
Keywords: Transmission efficiency
Gear tooth modification
Planetary wheel hub system
Surface finish
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: FATOUREHCHI, E. ... et al, 2018. Microgeometrical tooth profile modification influencing efficiency of planetary hub gears. International Journal of Powertrains, 7 (1/2/3), pp.162-179.
Abstract: Planetary hub systems offer desired speed and torque variation with a lighter, compact and coaxial construction than the traditional gear trains. Generated friction between the mating teeth flanks of vehicular planetary hubs under varying load-speed conditions is one of the main sources of power loss. Modification of gear tooth geometry as well as controlling the contacting surface topography is the remedial action. The paper studies the effect of tooth crowning and tip relief upon system efficiency. It includes an analytical elastohydrodynamic analysis of elliptical point contact of crowned spur gear teeth. The analysis also includes the effect of direct contact of asperities on the opposing meshing surfaces. Tooth contact analysis (TCA) is used to obtain the contact footprint shape as well as contact kinematics and load distribution. A parametric study is carried out to observe the effect of gear teeth crowning and tip relief with different levels of surface finish upon the planetary hubs’ power loss.
Description: This paper was published in the journal International Journal of Powertrains and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPT.2018.10011451.
Sponsor: The authors wish to express their gratitude to Innovate UK under the off-highway research initiative and JCB for the financial support extended to this research and development project.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJPT.2018.10011451
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26007
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPT.2018.10011451
ISSN: 1742-4267
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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