Accession Number : AD0820515

Title :   THE CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF A TEST MACHINE TO MEASURE DYNAMIC LOADS ON GEAR TEETH.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Pethick, John Alvin, II

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The action of mating gear teeth is a very complex thing. Very little is known of the forces that act on gears as they mesh. It is with this in mind that a testing machine was designed, built, and used to investigate the feasibility of obtaining gear tooth load information, by the use of strain gages mounted on the teeth of a test gear. The construction and operation of the testing machine is descirbed, followed by the results of experiments conducted. The application of the experimental results to some design considerations in gears is then discussed. A great need exists for gear loading information, and gear testing machine has proved to be successful in the initial phases of its operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST EQUIPMENT, GEARS), (*LOADS(FORCES), GEARS), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, STRAIN GAGES, LUBRICATION, THESES, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DYNAMICS, MOMENT OF INERTIA, MEASUREMENT, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, INSTRUMENTATION.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE