Gears pp 417-437 | Cite as

Wear Load Capacity Rating of Gears

  • Vincenzo VulloEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Solid and Structural Mechanics book series (SSSSM, volume 11)


In this chapter, after a brief examination of the various types of wear that can be found in the gears, the abrasive wear generation mechanism and the related influences are described. The main classic wear theories are then recalled, together with the equations that, for each of them, express the correlations between the various quantities involved. Attention is then focused on the assessment of tooth wear linear progression and, in this regard, the various criteria for checking abrasive wear in the gears are described. Finally, additional considerations on the gear wear are made.


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  1. 1.University of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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