RESEARCH PAPERS: Power Transmission Gearing Papers

An Interdisciplinary Lubrication Theory for Gears (With Particular Emphasis on the Scuffing Mode of Failure)

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L. S. Akin

Advanced Gear, Technology, General Electric Co., Lynn, Mass.

J. Eng. Ind 95(4), 1178-1195 (Nov 01, 1973) (18 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438267 History: Received July 13, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


A new interdisciplinary gear lubrication theory is hypothesized herein using a stepped branching technique, to consider the various technological parameters in their logical echelonic order of importance as a result of the lubrication and wear regimes that geared mechanisms may be subjected to in modern practical operational power transmission systems.

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