Design and Analysis of Double-Arc Tooth Profile Harmonic Drive

  • Xincheng Cao
  • Shiyi Song
  • Huomu Xie
  • Mengmeng WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 691)


Harmonic drive show an extraordinary transmission characteristic with high with high efficiency and attract considerable attention. In this article, a double-arc tooth profile harmonic drive was designed. An explicit finite element analysis (FEA) about deformation, torsion, stress and contact force under different loads was put forward and compared with theoretical analysis and experimental results. The effect of different load to redistribution of stress on the flexspline (FS) and the change of the contact force distribution are also researched. The result shows that the hysteresis behavior in the torsion of FS cup due to energy storage and release lead to the change of distribution. Besides, the hysteresis behavior in FEA is also identified by the agreement with experimental results. Furthermore, the torsion of FS cup of double-arc tooth profile HD independent on kinematic errors is elaborated based on FEM. The article shows a meaningful attempt for the double-arc tooth profile harmonic drive improvement.


Harmonic drive (HD) Double-arc Flexspline (FS) Contact force Torsion 



This research was financially supported by The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) 2016 Comprehensive And Standardized Trial and New Model Application of Intelligent Manufacturing under Grant No. Yu Luo Industrial Manufacturing [2016]07744.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xincheng Cao
    • 1
  • Shiyi Song
    • 2
  • Huomu Xie
    • 1
  • Mengmeng Wang
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Aerospace EngineeringXiamen UniversityXiamenChina
  2. 2.YTO Group CorporationLuoyangChina
  3. 3.Unit of 96274 of PLALuoyangChina

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