Effect of carrier deformation on load distribution along the face width of planetary gearbox

Mechanical engineering

We have studied the deformability of a planetary carrier from the standpoint of its effect on misalignment
angles of the satellite axis. The formulae for calculating the values of these angles for each satellite engagement
are shown separately. Carrier deformation has been calculated based on the numerical method. Examples
of calculation of satellite axis misalignment and its parallel misalignment as a result of carrier deformation
have been given. These deviations are included in the formulae for calculation of the face load factor.
We have developed a refined method for calculating the face load factor as a result of carrier deformation.
The method takes into account the loads on satellite axis and construction characteristics of the
planetary carrier. The dependence of the face width factor on the deformability of the planetary carrier has
been shown in the article.