Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fouad Abudaia,
Emeritus Professor Terry Evans,
Professor Brian Shaw
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Carburized helical gears with high retained austenite were tested for surface contact fatigue. The retained austenite before testing was 60% and was associated with low hardness near the case's surface. However, the tested gears showed good pitting resistance, with fatigue strength greater than 1,380 MPa. Detailed examination carried out on a gear that had been tested by contact on one flank on each tooth in a back-to-back test revealed that about 50% of the initial retained austenite was transformed to martensite during the test. Transformation was stress- or strain-assisted and was limited to a thin layer of 10 μm thickness or less at the surface. The increase in surface contact fatigue strength is attributed to the increased compressive residual stress and hardness in the mechanically transformed layer.
Author(s): Abudaia FB, Evans JT, Shaw BA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Gear Technology
Print publication date: 01/05/2003
ISSN (print): 0743-6858
Publisher: Randall Publishing