All of the critical technical aspects of gear materials technology are
addressed in this new reference work. Gear Materials, Properties, and
is intended for gear metallurgists and materials specialists,
manufacturing engineers, lubrication technologists, and analysts concerned with
who seek a better understanding of gear performance and gear life. This
volume complements other gear texts that emphasize the design, geometry,
and theory of gears.The coverage begins with an overview of the various
types of gears used, important gear terminology, applied stresses and strength
requirements associated with gears, and lubrication and wear. This is
followed by in-depth treatment of metallic (ferrous and nonferrous alloys) and
plastic gear materials. Emphasis is on the properties of carburized
steels, the material of choice for high-performance power transmission gearing.
increasing use of plastics for both motion-carrying and power
transmission applications is also addressed.