In this study, tooth root stresses of helical gear pairs with different combinations of face width increase and offsets were analyzed. Contact face width was kept constant. The variables studied were face width and gear faces offset. The well-known LDP – Load Distribution Program was used to calculate tooth root stresses using a finite element model. The results presented show that the face width increase and offset have a significant influence on tooth root stresses. In some cases, increasing face width of one gear pair member resulted in significant increase of tooth root stress of the other member. For gear pairs with unequal and offset face widths, tooth root stresses were mostly affected when face widths were increased to the same direction of the contact line travel direction.

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