Analytical Crack Propagation Scenario for Gear Teeth and Time-Varying Gear Mesh Stiffness
In this paper an analytical crack propagation scenario
is proposed which assumes that a crack propagates in the tooth root in
both the crack depth direction and the tooth width direction, and
which is more reasonable and realistic for non-uniform load
distribution cases than the other presented scenarios. An analytical
approach is used for quantifying the loss of time-varying gear mesh
stiffness with the presence of crack propagation in the gear tooth root.
The proposed crack propagation scenario can be applied for crack
propagation modelling and monitoring simulation, but further
research is required for comparison and evaluation of all the
presented crack propagation scenarios from the condition monitoring
point of view.