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The study presents the creation process and the effects of the calculation script for the bevel gear. The designed script has been prepared with the Python language editor program within the Abaqus software, applying the finite element method (FEM) for the calculations [6, 7]. Its mission is to significantly improve the process of design and testing of the implemented product. Therefore it allows to shorten the manufacturing process and to improve the quality of the product. The prepared script works in such a way, that after importing properly prepared cogged wheel models from any CAD software, the entire process of defining and carrying out the calculations, as well as presentations of selected results is made automatically. This is particularly important in the case of the analysis comprising a large number of models of similar construction.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 19, Issue 4, Pages 22 – 25, ISSN 1335-2393


  Improvement of the gear production process by automating their strength calculations


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[3] Delyová I., Sivák P., Trebuňa F., Hricová B.: Influence of Material Structure and its Properties on Predicting Life of Pressure Pipelines. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 611 (2014).

[4] Pacana J., Budzik G., Kudasik T.: Wyznaczanie naprężeń zginających w kołach zębatych z zastosowaniem metody elementów skończonych. Acta Mechanica Slovaca  3-A/2008, PRO-TECH-MA Ročnik 12, Kosiče 2008r.

[5] Pacana J., Pacana A., Bednarova L.: Strength Calculations of Dual-power Path Gearing with FEM. Acta Mechanica Slovaca Vol ume 18, No. 2/2014, Kosiče 20014r.
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