Diametral pitch (transverse) - gears

Description

A gear or cogwheel is a rotating machine part having cut teeth, or cogs, which mesh with another toothed part to transmit torque, in most cases with teeth on the one gear being of identical shape, and often also with that shape on the other gear.
Pitch is the distance between a point on one tooth and the corresponding point on an adjacent tooth. It is a dimension measured along a line or curve in the transverse, normal, or axial directions.
Diametral pitch is the ratio of the number of teeth to the standard pitch diameter in inches.

Related formulas

Variables

PdDiametral pitch (1/in)
NNumber of teeth (dimensionless)
dStandard pitch diameter (in)