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Introduction to Gear Design

1 How to Use This Book

Every gear engineer must answer a series of questions before he can complete a design. The information in this book is organized in the usual sequence of these questions:

  • 1. What kind of gears should I use?

  • 2. What should they be made of?

  • 3. What should they look like?

  • 4. How should they be made?

  • 5. How should they be inspected?

Somewhere between questions 1 and 2 the size of the gears must be determined through a rating-calculation procedure. This subject is not covered in this book for reasons that will be discussed later. A list of references has been provided to assist you in getting the answer to that question, and any others which this book raises for you.