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Ferenc Tolvaly-Rosca, András Kakucs, Zoltán Forgó and Márton Máté

Abstract

The paper proposes a comparative FEM analysis of gears solid model bodies, obtained with three different methods. The analytical method is based on the mathematical equations of the tooth flanks. It supposed to be the most accurate and precise solid modeling process. However, it reveals it’s limits by handling of surfaces that are not deduced mathematically, or in case of tooth geometries which needs to be modified in order to perform a quick test regarding the probably effects of the mentioned modifications. The solid subtraction- and the newly developed, mixed CAD method are pure CAD generating methods. As any discrete generating method, their precision is influenced by the fineness of the iteration steps. In case of the mixed CAD solution the precision is influenced by the filtering algorithm applied to the generated Points Cloud. The visual comparison of the three mentioned methods, was presented in previously published papers. The present paper validates the novel mixed CAD method comparing the FEA analysis of the generated solid models.