chapter  12
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High-Conforming Crossed-Axis Gearing

The novel concept of high-conforming gearing proposed by Professor M. L. Novikov (1955, 1958, 1957) is enhanced further and applied to transmit a rotation from a driving shaft to a driven shaft that has crossed axes of the gear rotation. Similar to parallel-axis high-conforming gearing and intersected-axis high-conforming gearing, this particular concept is applicable to crossed-axis gearing as well. It should be pointed out here that crossed-axis high-conforming gearing is capable of transmitting a rotation under uniform angular velocity of both a driving shaft and of the driven shaft as well. The main features of crossed-axis high-conforming gearing are due to the kinematics of instantaneous relative motion of the gear and of the pinion.