B-TE41 - Fundamentals of Bevel Gear Design

One week.
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The primary emphasis of this course is on the design elements of bevel and hypoid gears. Lectures will cover gear theory, terminology, selection of gear size, tooth design parameters and cutting methods. Students will calculate gear dimension sheets, using Gleason time sharing computer programs and evaluate the resulting stress data. This course can be taught in either a text or Windows® based format.





  • PHOENIX® 600HC Bevel Gear Cutting Machine
  • PHOENIX® 275HC Bevel Gear Cutting Machine
  • PHOENIX® 280CX
  • PHOENIX® 1000HC Bevel Gear Cutting Machine
  • PHOENIX®II 275G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine
  • PHOENIX®II 600G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine
  • PHOENIX® 800G Bevel Gear Grinding Machine
  • 600HTL TURBO LAPPER® Bevel Gear Lapping Machine
  • 1000T Universal Gear Tester
  • PHOENIX® 280C
  • PHOENIX® 280G

Recommended for personnel who are currently assigned to gear design and engineering activities. Trainees who attend this course may bring a specific design problem. Data should include horsepower, speed, torque loads, ratio, etc. for an existing or future application. It is suggested that trainees bring an electronic calculator with them.






The following subjects will be covered during each class day.  They are not available as separate courses.

  • Gear Nomenclature
  • Theory of generation
  • Cutting processes and tools
  • Explanation of dimension sheets
  • Approximating gear size
  • Calculation of stresses and gear life
  • Gear blank dimensions and tolerances
  • Gear lubrication
  • Gear mountings
  • Types of failures
  • Calculation of dimension sheet using Gleason computer programs