Gear constraint between two frames spinning about arbitrarily oriented axes
This block represents a bevel gear constraint between two frames. The constraint restricts motion such that rotation of the base frame causes rotation of the follower frame and vice-versa. The two frames spin as meshed gears about their individual Z axes. These axes can point in different directions, allowing the two frames to spin at an angle to each other.
The block dialog box contains a Properties area with bevel gear options and parameters.
Enter the pitch circle radius of the base gear. This is the radius at which the base gear teeth contact the follower gear teeth. Select a physical unit. The default is 10.0 cm.
Enter the pitch circle radius of the follower gear. This is the radius at which the follower gear teeth contact the base gear teeth. Select a physical unit. The default is 10.0 cm.
Select the relative orientation between the spinning shafts of the base and follower gears. Options include Perpendicular and Arbitrarily Oriented:
Perpendicular — Orient the two spinning shafts at a right angle to each other. This is the default setting.
Arbitrarily Oriented — Orient the two spinning shafts at a general angle to each other. Selecting this option exposes an additional parameter.