PowerGear Capabilities:

PowerGear is a design and analysis tool for spur, single helical, and double helical gears of either external or internal configuration. With a single easy to use, fully prompted, input sequence the program will calculate all required basic gear tooth geometry including tooth thickness, fillet geometry, profile and face contact ratios, etc. as well as tool geometry, bending and contact stresses, flash temperature, strength & durability ratings in accordance with AGMA Standard 2001-C95 (all factors are calculated by the program based on user input or they may be overridden by the user at any time), Elastohydrodynamic (EHD) film thickness (specific film thickness for wear probability rating), frictional (mechanical) power loss, scoring hazard rating, tooth profile kinematics (sliding, rolling, and linear velocities, slip ratio, specific sliding), subsurface shear stress/strength with or without frictional loading considered, required case depth (for surface hardened gears), case depth profile shape required to prevent case crushing, pitting, and spalling failures, gear tooth deflection plus many other factors, including all data needed to prepare an engineering drawing of the gear. Input is extremely easy. Just fill in each screen in sequence. Input features include logically grouped input screens (just answer the questions), operate in conventional U. S. units or metric units, multiple data entry modes including direct geometry and parametric analysis (let the computer calculate all geometry!), add virtually unlimited text notes to your data file to identify your thoughts and data, calculate AGMA load ratings or calculate stresses at given loading, or BOTH. A variety of data output methods and formats are available, including, conventional printed format (on any windows compliant printer) with analysis text notes, simultaneously on-screen, in a separate window, updated in real time, as input screen is completed, graphical format (critical temperature, slip ratio, tooth loading, specific film thickness, subsurface shear stress distribution, required subsurface hardness profile), CSV (Comma Separated Variable) data files which can to be read by other programs (e.g., word processors, spread sheets, etc.) for ready report and presentation preparation. Drawings: Powerful drawing utility enables visualization of the gears and mesh with animation, printing and DFX output capabilities. Hardware: 600x800 minimum screen resolution recommended, up to 10Mbyte of disk space (depending on how many common DLLs you already have installed. Os support: Windows 9X - 7