Effects of Gear Surface Parameters on Flank Wear
The article "Effects of Gear Surface Parameters on Flank Wear" appeared in the January/February 2009 issue of Gear Technology.
Non-uniform gear wear changes gear topology and affects the noise performance of a hypoid gear set. The aggregate results under certain vehicle driving conditions could potentially result in unacceptable vehicle noise performance in a short period of time. This paper presents the effects of gear surface parameters on gear wear and the measurement/testing methods used to quantify the flank wear in laboratory tests.
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