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Comparison of Skin Model Representations and Tooth Contact Analysis Techniques for Gear Tolerance Analysis

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Jean-Yves Dantan

LCFC - Arts et Métiers ParisTech,
4 rue A. Fresnel, Metz 57078, France
e-mail: jean-yves.dantan@ensam.eu

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Computers and Information Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received September 25, 2014; final manuscript received September 30, 2014; published online April 8, 2015. Editor: Bahram Ravani.

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 15(2), 021010 (Jun 01, 2015) (5 pages) Paper No: JCISE-14-1299; doi: 10.1115/1.4028961 History: Received September 25, 2014; Revised September 30, 2014; Online April 08, 2015

To improve the tolerancing process in an industrial context, there exists a strong need for tolerance analysis to estimate the probability of scrap in an acceptable computer time and managing the accuracy of the results. The developed approaches for gear tolerance analysis based on simulation, depend on the type of the Skin Model representation, and on the type of behavior model. Therefore, this paper proposes a comparison of four Skin Model representations (discrete shape/parametric surface), and three tooth contact analysis (TCA) techniques (discrete approach/simulation of tangency of tooth surfaces) regarding accuracy of results, computation time and the adequacy with the standard tolerance practices.

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Discrete shape illustration

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Definition of coordinate systems of VD&T

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Teeth gap in the case of discrete shape

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Projected teeth gap in the case of discrete shape

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Contact condition in the case of parametric surface

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Comparison between measurements and simulation



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