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Direct Gear Design

1st Edition

By Alexander L. Kapelevich

CRC Press

324 pages

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pub: 2013-03-22
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Over the last several decades, gearing development has focused on improvements in materials, manufacturing technology and tooling, thermal treatment, and coatings and lubricants. In contrast, gear design methods have remained frozen in time, as the vast majority of gears are designed with standard tooth proportions. This over-standardization signif

Table of Contents

Historical Overview. Macrogeometry of Involute Gears. Area of Existence of Involute Gears. Involute Gearing Limits. Tooth Geometry Optimization. Gear Design Details. Tolerancing and Tolerance Analysis. Gear Fabrication Technologies and Tooling. Gear Measurement. Comparison of Traditional and Direct Gear Design. Implementation Examples. References. Index.

About the Author

Dr. Alexander L. Kapelevich is a gear design consultant at AKGears, LLC. He holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Moscow Aviation Institute and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at Moscow State Technical University. Dr. Kapelevich has more than 30 years of custom gear transmission research and design experience. He began his career working in the Russian aviation industry, where he was involved in R&D, software development, testing, and failure investigation for aerospace gear transmissions. Living in the United States since 1994, he developed the Direct Gear Design methodology for custom gear transmissions that have been implemented in various fields, such as aerospace, automotive, agriculture, defense, robotics, racing, and many others. His specialties are the gear drive architecture, planetary systems, gear tooth macrogeometry optimization, gears with asymmetric teeth, and gear transmission performance maximization. Dr. Kapelevich is a member of American Gear Manufacturers Association.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General