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Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of a Gear Reducer Housing with FEA - February 2010

M. Davis, Y.S. Mohammed, A.A. Elmustafa, P.F. Martin and C. Ritinski

The article "Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of a Gear Reducer Housing with FEA" appeared in the February 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
A recent trend has been a movement to more user-friendly products in the mechanical power transmission industry. A good example of such a product is a high-horsepower, right angle, shaft-mounted drive designed to minimize installation efforts. Commonly referred to as an alignment-free type, it allows the drive package mounting to be quicker, more cost effective and require less expertise during installation. This facilitates the use of the drive in applications such as underground mining, where there is little room to maneuver parts. The most common application for the alignment-free style drive is for powering bulk material handling belt conveyors.

Keywords
gearbox, design, fea

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