Testing of Face-milled Spiral Bevel Gears at High-speed and Load
- Handschuh, Robert F.
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- Spiral bevel gears are an important drive system components of rotorcraft (helicopters) currently in use. In this application the spiral bevel gears are required to transmit very high torque at high rotational speed. Available experimental data on the operational characteristics for thermal and structural behavior is relatively small in comparison to that found for parallel axis gears. An ongoing test program has been in place at NASA Glenn Research Center over the last ten years to investigate their operational behavior at operating conditions found in aerospace applications. This paper will summarize the results of the tests conducted on face-milled spiral bevel gears. The data from the pinion member (temperature and stress) were taken at conditions from slow-roll to 14400 rpm and up to 537 kW (720 hp). The results have shown that operating temperature is affected by the location of the lubricating jet with respect to the point it is injected and the operating conditions that are imposed. Also the stress measured from slow-roll to very high rotational speed, at various torque levels, indicated little dynamic affect over the rotational speeds tested.
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- Document ID: 20020038561.
American Helicopter Society 57th Annual Forum; 9-11 May 2001; Washington, DC; United States.
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