Involute curve for gears

Involute curve also known as evolvent curve is a kind of differential curve. In mechanical engineering this curve is used a lot in gear design. This curve is used to get the gear tooth profile and when two gears of this profile mesh, the instantaneous contact point is only one and it moves along the curve profile. This property is known as line of action or line of Contact or pressure Line and this is why it is used extensively in gear design.

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