A virtual tool for wear simulation of plastic gear pairs

F. Karpat, S. Ekwaro-Osire, C. Yüce, E. Karpat

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Abstract

Currently plastic gears are widely used in industry, and not only for lightly loaded applications like household appliances, tools, and toys, but also in the more demanding areas of machinery in automotive applications. However there is a need to investigate important properties such as load capacity, endurance, cost, life, stiffness and wear. Tooth wear is one of the major failure modes in plastic gears just like with steel gears. This paper focuses on the simulation of wear for standard and non-standard gears using an analytical approach. A numerical model for wear prediction of gear pairs is developed. A wear model based on Archard's equation is employed to predict wear depth. The variation of the contact load generated by the cumulative tooth profile wear is simulated and examined. A MATLAB-based virtual tool is developed to analyze wear behavior of standard and non-standard spur gears depending on various gear parameters. In this paper, this virtual tool is introduced with numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791856383
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume9

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/15/1311/21/13

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    Karpat, F., Ekwaro-Osire, S., Yüce, C., & Karpat, E. (2013). A virtual tool for wear simulation of plastic gear pairs. In Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 9). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2013-65254