Temperature distribution in teech and blanks of ultra-high-speed gears (2nd report, calculation of temperature distribution in teeth and blanks)

Yasuyoshi Tozaki, Susumu Matsumoto, Masatoshi Fukutomi

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    Currently in industries, high-speed turbo machineries such as compressors and steam or gas turbines are required to have increased power capacities. Due to this, a large gear size is required which leads to nonuniform temperature distribution. As the result of nonuniform temperature distribution, nonuniform thermal distortion occurs. Change in load distribution due to this thermal distortion is considered to be closely related to scoring and pitting failures. In order to ensure reliability of high-speed gear units, it is necessary to improve the following techniques. (1) The method of predicting the temperature rise of gears and thermal distortion. (2) Tooth correction against thermal distortion. In this paper, a three-dimensional model for calculating the temperature of teeth surfaces and blanks is presented. This model includes the effects of convective cooling by lubricating oil and the change in load distribution due to mechanical deformation. The calculated results of gear teeth temperature and bending stress are in reasonable agreement with the experimental results. It is confirmed that the analytical method is practical and useful.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)210-216
    Number of pages7
    JournalJSME International Journal, Series C: Mechanical Systems, Machine Elements and Manufacturing
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001



    • Bending
    • Calculation
    • Gear
    • Machine element
    • Temperature distribution

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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