chapter  3
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Geometry of Contact of Tooth Flanks of Two Gears in Mesh

The geometry of contact of surfaces is an important consideration for many engineering applications. With respect to gearing, the power being transmitted by a gear pair is predetermined, to a great extent, by the geometry of contact of the tooth anks of the gear pair: the higher the rate of conformity of the interacting tooth anks of the gear and pinion, the higher the power capacity of the gear pair and vice versa.