Design of Machine Elements - 2 - Mechanical Engineering (MCQ) questions and answers for Q. 11662

Q.  Which gear is used if the axes of two shafts are neither intersecting nor parallel?
- Published on 23 Sep 15

a. Hypoid gears
b. Worm gears
c. Both a and b
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Both a and b


  • shri   -Posted on 22 May 17
    but how we can say worm gear as non parallel axes connecting gear ...bcoz axes may or may not be non parallel ...and i think most of the time it is used for parallel and 90 degree axes
  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 25 Sep 15
    The shaft axes of worm gears and hypoid gears are perpendicular and non-intersecting. Generally hypoid gears are used if the offset between two perpendicular and non-intersecting axes is very small. Mechanical efficiency reduces as hypoid offset increases. Hypoid gears transmit high torque. Worm gears connect skewed shafts and consist of worm and worm wheel.

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