ABSTRACT An important concern in gear design is to reduce the dynamic load and noise of gear systems. It has been found that the noise generated from gearing is basically due to gearbox vibration excited by the dynamic load. Since one of the situations that demand high performance is the high rotational speeds, there is a need to understand the dynamic behavior of the gears at such speeds. Such knowledge would shed light on detrimental characteristics like dynamic loads and vibrations. An efficient way in performing studies on the dynamic behavior of gears is using computer aided analysis on numerical models. In this paper, a developed computer program is introduced to analyze dynamic behavior of spur gears with asymmetric teeth that have a potential use for higher performance in wind turbine gearboxes. This program can be used to compare conventional spur gears with symmetric teeth and spur gears with asymmetric teeth. By using this program, gear designers can design a gear pair and obtain results, e.g dynamic Load, transmitted torque, static transmission error, and frequency spectra of static transmission error etc., just by pressing a command button.
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