The paper presents numerical results for the elastohydrodynamic lubrication of gear teeth using real surface roughness data taken from micropitting tests carried out on an FZG gear testing machine. Profiles and load conditions corresponding to four load stages in the micropitting test protocol are considered. Elastohydrodynamic film thickness and pressure analyses are presented for conditions having a slide/roll ratio of 0.3 during the single tooth contact phase of the meshing cycle. Comparisons are also included showing the elastohydrodynamic response of the tooth contacts at different times in the meshing cycle for one of the load stages. The rheological model adopted is based on Ree-Eyring non-Newtonian shear thinning, and comparisons are also included of models having constant and different pressure-dependent specifications of the Eyring shear stress parameter Parameters obtained from the micro EHL analyses are presented that quantify the degree of adversity experienced by the surfaces in elastohydrodynamic contact. These quantify extreme pressure behavior, extreme proximity of surfaces, and pressure cycling within the overall contact and indicate that the different fluid models considered lead to significantly different pressure and film thickness behavior within the contact.
Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Analysis of Gear Tooth Surfaces From Micropitting Tests
Contributed by the Tribology Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for presentation at the ASME/STLE Tribology Conference, Cancun, Mexico October 27–30, 2002. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division February 19, 2002 revised manuscript received July 20, 2002. Associate Editor: A. A. Lubrecht.
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Tao , J., Hughes , T. G., Evans, H. P., Snidle, R. W., Hopkinson , N. A., Talks , M., and Starbuck, J. M. (March 19, 2003). "Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Analysis of Gear Tooth Surfaces From Micropitting Tests ." ASME. J. Tribol. April 2003; 125(2): 267–274. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1510881
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