Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 723–730 | Cite as

Coupling of the 2D microtopography of tooth surface and transmission error

  • Changjiang Zhou
  • Zhonghua Wang
  • Siyu Chen


This paper provides a method coupling the 2D microtopography filtered by ISO Gaussian filter of spur gears, which is typically used in power transmission devices, and Transmission error (TE) together. A gearbox with certain transmission ratio is selected as a research object for analysis. This gearbox comprises a mathematical model of TE calculation based on the Monte Carlo method and the coordinate transformation method, which couples the 2D microtopography of spur gears and TE. Two TE models are established to study their effects on the coupling results: a) The single TE model, which means only one gear owns TE, and b) the synthetic TE model, which means both gears possess TE. The new model of the 2D microtopography of tooth surfaces can be utilized further to investigate the mechanism of engagement and the approximate contact position of asperities on the tooth surface. The new model is also significant in studying the tooth root bending stress.


Spur gear Microtopography Monte Carlo simulation Transmission error Coordinate transformation method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle BodyHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of High Performance Complex ManufacturingCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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