Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Johannes Tenberge

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Johannes Tenberge since 2012 is Chair of industrial and automotive drivetrains at Ruhr-University Bochum. He has previously served (1994- 2012) as professor for machine elements at Chemnitz University; (1992-1994) general manager for development and sales of INA Motorenelemente Schaeffler KG; (1989-1992) head of R&D of INA Wälzlager Schaeffler KG; and (1986-1989) as a project engineer at Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG. Tenberge has, in his career thus far, proposed for automotive applications several transmission concepts for AT, DCT, CVT and Hybrids, and in 2012 was awarded the SAE/Timken Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award. He also keeps busy working on various industrial applications in which he works on design, development and simulation tools for a more precise and quicker layout of transfer gears, worms gear, bevel gears and planetary gears. Tenberge is also the holder or co-holder of more than 200 national and international patent applications.  (Bio last updated 2016-05-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Peter Johannes Tenberge

  • Optimal Modifications on Helical Gears for Good Load Distribution and Minimal Wear (June 2015)
    Helical gear teeth are affected by cratering wear — particularly in the regions of low oil film thicknesses, high flank pressures and high sliding speeds. The greatest wear occurs on the pinion — in the area of negative specific sliding. Here the tooth tip radius of the driven gear makes contact with the flank of the driving gear with maximum sliding speed and pressure.