Meshing Simulation and Strength Calculation of a Carburized Gear Pair

X. Y. Li, Q. X. Zhang, N. N. Wnag
2017 International Journal of Simulation Modelling  
The material in the carburized layer of a carburized gear is nonlinear. However, no systematic theory and method is available to analyse the strength of nonlinear materials; thus, calculating the exact strength of carburized gears is difficult. The traditional method of calculating the strength of carburized gears considered the material as uniform, which is susceptible to make errors. To address this problem, a hierarchical simulation method was proposed to calculate the strength of carburized
more » ... gears. The strength calculation principle of carburized gears was first analysed. Then, a solid modelling method of carburized gears was presented based on the extraction technology of the layered homogeneous material. Finally, the meshing process of carburized gears was simulated, and the distribution and variation laws of the root, contact, and shear stresses during the meshing process were determined accurately. Results show that the shear stress of carburized gears initially increases and then decreases along with depth direction, and the maximum value appears in the surface below. However, the shear stress of non-carburized gears decreases linearly. The equivalent stress of the two kinds of gears decreases linearly with depth direction, whereas the decreasing amplitude of the carburized gears is larger than that of the non-carburized gears. A significant error in the calculation of the strength of carburized gears can be clearly observed using the traditional method. By selecting the appropriate parameters, the method proposed in this study can be used to simulate the meshing process of the carburized gear pair and calculate its strength accurately.
doi:10.2507/ijsimm16(1)10.376 fatcat:6trt4ziyjrekthdnuydvbskmfe