TRANSPORT TECHNICS. INVESTIGATION OF ELEMENTS. RELIABILITY
Scuffing is a spontaneous gear failure mechanism resulting in a disrupted surface. Scuffed gears are more sensitive to dynamic excitation and friction. Besides the lubricant and the material, the scuffing load capacity is mainly dependent on the gear geometry. High contact ratio gears exhibit a lower load carrying capacity due to an increased dissipation of frictional heat in the outer mesh positions. In this paper this phenomenon is addressed with experiments and simulative analysis. Based on these works, recommendations for adequate profile modifications are derived to maximize the load carrying capacity regarding scuffing of high contact ratio gears.