Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)


The present paper investigates computational analysis of the contact stresses involved in an involute gear system using ANSYS simulation software. Gearing is one of the most critical components in mechanical power transmission systems. The computational simulation of contact stresses of two cylinders is carried out to validate the methodology with available analytical method, Hertz contact stress equation, which are originally derived for contact between two cylinders. The simulation of contact problems with ANSYS is carried out with the stiffness relationship between the two contact areas is usually established through a contact element, spring type is placed between the two contacting areas. The results of the two dimensional FEM analyses using ANSYS, a FEM solver software are presented. The results simulated are in agree with the theoretical values calculated using Hertz contact stress equation.





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