Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Abstract

A method for the design sizing task of cylindrical worm gearsets is presented that gives an estimate of the initial value of the normal module. Expressions are derived for the worm pitch diameter of integral and shell worms as well as for the active facewidth of the gear and the threaded length of the worm. An attempt is made to predict the contact strength of bronze materials against scoring resistance. Four Examples of design sizing tasks of cylindrical worm gears are carried out using the approach presented and the results are compared with previous solutions from other methods. The results for first three examples show excellent comparisons with previous solutions of American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) method. The results of the fourth example are slightly more conservative than those of DIN3999 but are practically similar. Therefore, it appears that a systematic, reliable and more scientifically based method for cylindrical worm drive design sizing has been developed.

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