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Gear Geometry and Applied Theory, Second Edition

Written by Gear geometry and applied theory, second edition, book coverProf. Faydor L. Litvin, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Prof. Alfonso Fuentes, Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Cartagena, Spain. Published by Cambridge University Press, September 2004. ISBN: 9780521815178. DOI: 10.2277/0521815177. 816 pages and 560 b/w illus.

This revised and expanded edition covers the theory, design, geometry and manufacture of all types of gears and gear drives. This is an invaluable reference for designers, theoreticians, students, and manufacturers. This edition includes advances in gear theory, gear manufacturing, and computer simulation. Among the new topics are:

  1. New geometry for modified spur and helical gears, face-gear drives, and cycloidal pumps.
  2. New design approaches for one stage planetary gear trains and spiral bevel gear drives.
  3. An enhanced approach for stress analysis of gear drives with FEM.
  4. New methods of grinding face gear drives, generating double crowned pinions, and improved helical gear shaving.
  5. Broad application of simulation of meshing and TCA.
  6. New theories on the simulation of meshing for multi-body systems, detection of cases wherein the contact line on generating surfaces may have its own envelope, and detection and avoidance of singularities of generated surfaces.


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