Motion Loss due to Gear Teeth Gap Formula & Calculator

Gear Tooth (Train) Thickness Backlash Calculation

ti - Ideal tooth thickness (mm)
ta - Actual tooth thickness (mm)

Gear tooth (train) thickness backlash calculator - formula & step by step calculation to find the motion loss due to gaps between the gear teeths or train in a mechanical system. bt = ti - ta. Ideat tooth thickness in mm & actual tooth thickness in mm are key elements of this calculation.


In mechanical engineering, the below mathematical formula is used to calculate the backlash or lost motion due to increase of center distance between the gears.
formula to calculate backlash due to gear tooth (train) thickness Backlash

In the field of mechanical engineering, sometime, it's important to analyse the motion loss due to the gap between the gear teeths. The above formula & step by step calculation may useful for users to understand how the values are being used in the formula to find the backlash, however, when it comes to online for quick calculations, this gear tooth thickness backlash calculator helps the user to perform & verify such calculations as quick as possible.