Prediction of Micropitting Damage in Gear Teeth Contacts Considering the Concurrent Effects of Surface Fatigue and Mild Wear
Although sometimes presented as a seemingly random and somewhat unpredictable sequence of events, this paper shows a high level of details and understanding of the mechanisms involved. A detailed introduction to micropitting is leads on to discussion and presentation of an excellent modelling technique. Predictions made by the model are compared to actual micropitting results, and pleasingly, are able to accurately predict the degree of micropitting. The paper is more of a 3 course meal than a light lunch, so pull up a chair and enjoy a large serving of micropitting knowledge!
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