THEORETICAL CONTRIBUTIONS ON THE SELECTION OF POSSIBLE TRIBOLOGICAL COUPLES OF MATERIALS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PRECESSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS

https://doi.org/10.52326/jes.utm.2022.29(1).03

UDC 621.83:678.073

Ion Bostan, Petru Stoicev, Alexandru Buga, Gheorghe Postaru, Nicolae Trifan, Andrei Platon

Abstract. Selecting gear materials is a great challenge for engineers. Gear teeth are subject to difficult and severe loading conditions. Simultaneous action of alternating normal and tangential dynamic stresses occurs, contact deformations accompanied by sliding friction. Gears are subject to increased requirements in terms of strength, geometric accuracy, dimensional stability, and durability. For the manufacture of gears, especially from thermoplastic materials, a theoretical argumentation of the materials is needed. An extensive study of thermoplastic materials, around the world needs to be done and the most efficient tribological couples to be chosen in terms of heat transfer from the gear zone, operation with or without lubrication, and gear life. In this paper, a theoretical synthesis of the Steel / Plastic, Plastic / Plastic, Plastic/Steel tribological couples is made, which were used in conformist and non-conformist experiments. Therefore, selected tribological couples are supposed to be used in the Precessional Transmissions applications.

Keywords: gear materials, sliding friction, manufacture of gears, thermoplastic materials, heat transfer, tribological couples, gear life, theoretical synthesis.

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