A Proposed Life Calculation for Micropitting
The article "A Proposed Life Calculation for Micropitting" appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Gear Technology.
If you make hardened gears and have not seen any micropitting, then you havenâ€™t looked closely enough. Micropitting is one of the modes of failure that has more recently become of concern to gear designers and manufacturers. Micropitting in itself is not necessarily a problem, but it can lead to noise and sometimes other more serious forms of failure. Predicting when this will occur is the challenge facing designers.
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