Technical Papers

Technical Papers

Case Study of ISO/TS 6336-22 Micropitting Calculation

ISO/TS 6336-22 (Calculation of load capacity of spur and helical gears — Part 22: Calculation of micropitting load capacity) is the ISO technical specification containing a proposal for a calculation for the risk of micropitting in gear sets.

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Report of the Condition of a General Electric Transportation Systems Gearbox

Wind power plant operation and maintenance (O&M) costs remain an appreciable contributor to the overall cost of wind energy, with a capacity-weighted average of $11/megawatt-hour (MWh) for projects installed since 2000 and $9/MWh for projects installed since 2010

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A Comparison of Surface Roughness Measurement Methods for Gear Tooth Working Surfaces

Surface roughness is a critical parameter for gears operating under a variety of conditions. It directly influences friction and contact temperature, and therefore has an impact on various failure modes such as macropitting, micropitting and scuffing.

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Surface Treatment of Powder-Bed Fusion Additive Manufactured Metals for Improved Fatigue Life

High-cycle fatigue (HCF) tests were conducted on samples fabricated by two powder-bed additive manufacturing techniques.

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AH-64 Loss of Lubrication Study: Test of Isotropic Superfinished AH-64 (Apache) Engine Nose Gearbox Without Black Oxide Coating

Rotorcraft gearboxes are designed to the utmost precision to withstand the tremendous demand and loads required to convert thousands of horsepower and RPM into hundreds of RPM and lift torque.

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Future Advanced Rotorcraft Drive System (FARDS) Full Scale Gearbox Demonstration

The Future Advanced Rotorcraft Drive System (FARDS) program focused on improving the performance and affordability of current aircraft drive systems.

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Gear Repair for Helicopters and Wind Turbines via Isotropic Superfinishing

The wind turbine, aerospace, and helicopter gear industries recognize the importance of surface finish and surface texture for maximizing component and system performance.

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Gear Corrosion During the Manufacturing Process

No matter how well gears are designed and manufactured, gear corrosion can occur that may easily result in catastrophic failure. Since corrosion is sporadic and a rare event and often difficult to observe in the root fillet region or in finely pitched gears with normal visual inspection, it may easily go undetected.

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High Speed, Automatable Superfinishing of Rear-Axle Hypoid Gears

The benefits gained by superfinishing rear-axle hypoid gearsets are now well documented. Friction, wear and operating temperature are significantly reduced. The main impediment to commercially implementing this process, however, is that it increases manufacturing cost in terms of process speed, work in process and labor.

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The Effect of Superfinishing on Gear Micropitting, Part II

It should be noted from the outset that the data presented in Part I and Part II of this paper was generated by independent laboratories. Superfinishing of the gears was the authors’ sole contribution to these studies.

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A Novel Approach to the Refurbishment of Wind Turbine Gears

Multi-megawatt wind turbine gearboxes operate under demanding environmental conditions including considerable variation in temperature, wind speed, and air quality.

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Superfinishing and its Effect on Micropitting

Micropitting is a prominent failure mechanism for both highly stressed case carburized gears and bearings that operate consistently in low speed, low load environments where boundary conditions predominate.

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