Power Losses of Spiral Bevel Gears: An Analysis Based on Computational Fluid Dynamics

Mastrone, Marco Nicola and Concli, Franco (2021) Power Losses of Spiral Bevel Gears: An Analysis Based on Computational Fluid Dynamics. Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, 7. ISSN 2297-3079

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Energy efficiency is among the predominant aspects in mechanical design. Geared transmissions are widespread in several industrial applications and efficiency's improvements translate into various benefits, e.g., reduction of pollutants' emissions, better system's reliability due to lower operating temperatures, and higher power density. The possibility to compare different solutions in the preliminary stages of the design phase plays a determinant role to the achievements of these targets. In particular, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be adopted to analyze the problem of interest overcoming the limitations of the analytical equations. On the other side, the application of numerical models to gears, in which the topology of the domain changes during operation, represents a challenging task and tailored mesh handling algorithms must be implemented. In the current paper, the power losses of a spiral bevel gear were examined numerically with an opensource tool. The predictions of the numerical models were compared with experimental data. The approach adopted shows a good computational effort making it useful for parametrical studies and, therefore, suggests being an effective tool for the analysis of the gearboxes' efficiency and lubrication.

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Subjects: Eprints STM archive > Engineering
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2023 07:09
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2023 05:44
URI: http://public.paper4promo.com/id/eprint/620

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