Procedure for the automatic mesh generation of innovative gear teeth
1 Toyota Motor Europe, Avenue Du Bourget 60, 1140 Ville de Bruxelles, Belgium
2 Università degli Studi Roma Tre - Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Via della Vasca Navale 79, 00146 Roma, Italy
After having described gear wheels with teeth having the two sides constituted by different involutes and their importance in engineering applications, we stress the need for an efficient procedure for the automatic mesh generation of innovative gear teeth. First, we describe the procedure for the subdivision of the tooth profile in the various possible cases, then we show the method for creating the subdivision mesh, defined by two series of curves called meridians and parallels. Finally, we describe how the above procedure for automatic mesh generation is able to solve specific cases that may arise when dealing with teeth having the two sides constituted by different involutes.
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