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The Lubrication of Gears - Part 1

The article "The Lubrication of Gears - Part 1" appeared in the March/April 1991 issue of Gear Technology.

This is a three-part article explaining the principles of gear lubrication. It reviews current knowledge of the field of gear tribology and is intended for both gear designers and gear operators. Part 1 classifies gear tooth failures into five modes and explains the factors that a gear designer and operator must consider to avoid gear failures. It defines the nomenclature and gives a list of references for those interested in further research. It also contains an in-depth discussion of the gear tooth failure modes that are influenced by lubrication and gives methods for preventing gear tooth failures.

lubrication, tribology, failure, design, Gear Design, Basics, Back to Basics

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