"STRUCTURE ANALYSIS, CONTACT STRESS ANALYSIS AND FATIGUE LIFE ANALYSIS OF SPUR GEAR ASSEMBLY BY USING FEM"
SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJOSCIENCE
In this present work a virtual environment has been created to investigate the failure analysis on spur gear assembly in which structural analysis, fatigue failure analysis and contact stress analysis have been performed using finite element method. For this work, a three dimensional cad model has been created and imported to ANSYS workbench for further finite element analysis. Various boundary conditions have been used to perform structural, fatigue failure assessment and contact analysis such
... ntact analysis such as revolute joints is provided with Body Ground connection for 60 rpm for structure analysis, Augmented Lagrange method is set for contact analysis, for fatigue life analysis the fatigue strength factor is used as 0.85 for fully reverse loading and the life of shear stress in cycles and for the contact analysis linear and nonlinear contact are used for both source and target body. It has been observe that contact stress and bending stress not attain their maximum values at the same points, if the contact stress minimize in primary design stage then the failure of gear can minimized by analysis of the problem during the earlier stage of design. It can also be state that by using finite element analysis complex analysis like fatigue and contact analysis can be performed very accurately within a very short time and cost effectively rather than experimental analysis.