Design of plastic spur gears using virtual reality

O. T. Laseinde, S. B. Adejuyigbe

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The research is a study into the design process of plastic spur gears using virtual reality (VR). It is aimed at developing a functional model and further validating the model for the production of plastic spur gears. It involves the development of a software application which will automatically generate gear design parameters. At the conclusion of the research, a flawless simulated computer model for the calculation of all parameters of plastic spur gears was developed in both DOS environment and in an enhanced interface using macromedia flash. The complete plastic spur gear profile was generated upon feeding in the major gear designing parameters. In conclusion, virtual reality can be applied as a useful teaching tool for the improvement of engineering learning processes especially in areas with limited access to required learning infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-61
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • CAD
  • Computer model
  • Computer-aided design
  • Plastic mould
  • Plastic spur gears
  • Simulation
  • VR
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • General Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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