Effect of Pressure Angle on Transmission Efficiency of Helical Gears
Pande A. M1, Kharde Y. R2

1Prof. Pande A. M, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrutvahini Polytechnic, Sangamner (Maharashtra), India.
2Prof. Dr. Kharde Y.R, Principal, Sai Baba Institute of Engineering and Technology, Rahata, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 10 July 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 July 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 July 2013 | PP: 42-46 | Volume-3 Issue-2, July 2013 | Retrieval Number: B1002073213/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this study, a test methodology for measuring load-dependent (mechanical) power losses of helical gear pairs is developed. A high-speed four-square type test machine is adapted for this purpose. Several sets of helical gears having 3 different pressure angles are manufactured, and their power losses under dip lubricated conditions are measured at various speed and torque levels. A general trend found in the experimental testing was that the higher the pressure angle, the lower the temperature-increase of the lubricant across the gearbox while being tested at identical conditions. This is an indication of the improved efficiency. Finally it was concluded that high-pressure angle helical gears (25°) pressure angle running at high speed provide improved performance over more traditional gear pressure angles (20°).
Keywords: Load-Dependent Power Losses, Helical Gear, Pressure Angle, Efficiency.

Scope of the Article: Wireless Power Transmission