A single tooth bending (STB) test procedure has been developed to optimally map gear design parameters. Also, a test program on case-carburized, aerospace standard gears has been conceived and performed in order to appreciate the influence of various technological parameters on fatigue resistance and to draw the curve shape up to the gigacycle region. In phase-one testing, up to 10 million cycles have been performed on four test groups differing by material (VAR and VIM-VAR 9310, and VIM-VAR EX-53) and by manufacturing process (ground fillet versus un-ground fillet). In the second phase, the VIM-VAR 9310 ground fillet specimen has been tested up to 100 million cycles. All the gear types were shot peened. FEM analysis, strain gauge measurements and rating formula of AGMA standards are used to express test loads in terms of tooth root stresses. Final testing addressed failure analysis—based on SEM, failed specimens and ultimate load tests.

Bending Fatigue Tests of Helicopter Case Carburized Gears: Influence of Material, Design and Manufacturing Parameters

GORLA, CARLO;FILIPPINI, MAURO;ROSA, FRANCESCO
2009

Abstract

A single tooth bending (STB) test procedure has been developed to optimally map gear design parameters. Also, a test program on case-carburized, aerospace standard gears has been conceived and performed in order to appreciate the influence of various technological parameters on fatigue resistance and to draw the curve shape up to the gigacycle region. In phase-one testing, up to 10 million cycles have been performed on four test groups differing by material (VAR and VIM-VAR 9310, and VIM-VAR EX-53) and by manufacturing process (ground fillet versus un-ground fillet). In the second phase, the VIM-VAR 9310 ground fillet specimen has been tested up to 100 million cycles. All the gear types were shot peened. FEM analysis, strain gauge measurements and rating formula of AGMA standards are used to express test loads in terms of tooth root stresses. Final testing addressed failure analysis—based on SEM, failed specimens and ultimate load tests.
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