Gear and Power Transmission

Chapter
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 21)

Abstract

The gear is a symbol of engineering. Dating back to 100 B.C., the Greeks already had a good understanding of the gear (Wikipedia 2002). The gears are used to transmit motion and power. There are many kinds of gears: spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears, hypoid gears, crown gears, worm gears, non-circular gears, gear racks, sun and planet gears, harmonic gears, etc. The teeth of a gear may follow different profiles, such as involute, cycloidal, spline, etc. Mechanical watch movement usually uses a spur cycloidal gear. This chapter studies the gear induced errors, including the gear tooth deformation error and gear assembly error.

Keywords

Transmission Error Bevel Gear Gear Pair Tooth Profile Worm Gear 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.South China University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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