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Archive > 2011 > November/December 2011 > Flank Breakage on Gears for Energy Systems

The article "Flank Breakage on Gears for Energy Systems" appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Gear flank breakage can be observed on edge zone-hardened gears. It occurs, for example, on bevel gears for water turbines, on spur gears for wind energy converters and on single- and double-helical gears for other industrial applications.

Keywords
flank breakage, ultrasonic inspection, NDT, nondestructive testing, wind turbines, wind turbine gearboxes, failure

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