March/April 2008

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Feature Articles

The U.S. Needs More Engineers
State Schools Lack Funding. Who Loses? We all do.

Productivity on Demand
Adaptation key to success for gear software developers.

Software Bits 2008
Synopsis on the latest developments at several gear design software developers.

Space Station Solar Power Compromised by Balky SARJ Unit
Undue vibrations, power spikes and grit give NASA pause.

Technical Articles

Methodology for Translating Single-Tooth Bending Fatigue Data to be Comparable to Running Gear Data
A method to extrapolate running gear bending strength data from STF results for comparing bending performance of different materials and processes.

Pitting and Bending Fatigue Evaluations of a New Case-Carburized Gear Steel
This study quantified the performance of a new alloy and has provided guidance for the design and development of next-generation gear steels.

Operational Condition and Superfinishing Effect on High-Speed Helical Gearing System Performance
An experimental effort has been conducted on an aerospace-quality helical gear train to investigate the thermal behavior of the gear system. Test results from the parametric studies and the superfinishing process are presented.


A Different Truth (Publishers Page)
Vietnam is the war Americans don’t like to talk about. Even today, many of us struggle to understand the what and the why of that war.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the March/April 2008 issue of Gear Technology.

Tapping Into Technology at Hannover 2008 (Events)
It’s safe to say Hannover Fair 2008 is big, and we’re not just talking square feet or the number of exhibitors/attendees.

Events (Events)
The complete Events section from the March/April 2008 issue of Gear Technology.

In Memoriam: Donald R. McVittie (Industry News)
It is with regret we report that Donald R. McVittie passed away January 20, 2008.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the March/April 2008 issue of Gear Technology.

For the Love of Gears! (Addendum)
Digital sculptor extraordinaire Tom Longtin has always had an interest in gears.