KISSsoft Offers Calculation of Cold-Wear
December 2, 2013—Low-speed wear or cold-wear is a phenomenon that occurs with slow rotating and heavily loaded gears. In the process, the EHD lubricant film thickness gets so small that the metallic contact in the meshing leads to wear. KISSsoft evaluates the wear according to the calculation of Plewe (module ZPK) and in the contact analysis with local numerical values (module ZA32). Furthermore, the influence of the lubricant is considered in KISSsoft. The KISSsoft calculations were compared with the damage course of the test bench and show a very good agreement. This comparison confirms this practical calculation method.
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