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AuthorAnderson, SI
AuthorLoughran, JG
Date Accessioned2013-11-28
Date Available2013-11-28
AbstractHeavy low speed gearing used by the Australian Sugar Industry is manufactured according to code specifications. These gears fail in several ways with the most common failure modes being the gradual surface fatigue of the contacting teeth due to poor lubrication and sudden tooth fracture resulting from the presence of cracks. Over the last decade, sudden gear failures have cost .the industry millions of dollars. The problem is exacerbated by the unexpected lost production time and cost of gear replacements.
AbstractThe general goal of this project was to apply fracture mechanics technology to predict the life of cracked gearing under routine operating conditions and to answer questions such as:
Abstract• What size crack can be tolerated under existing and alternative loading conditions?
Abstract• Approximately how long would it take for a crack to reach the critical crack length?
Abstract• How often should a cracked gear be inspected?
Part of SeriesInternal Report; 1995 JCU002
SubjectUnit operations
SubjectCracked teeth
SubjectCrack detention
SubjectCracked gears
SubjectGeometry function
SubjectFracture mechanics technology
SubjectGear tooth profile
TitleCrack detection and durability assessment of low speed sugar mill gears : final report JCU2S

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  • Milling efficiency and technology [51]
    Research outcomes: Optimised mill transport and logistics. Mill capacity and efficiency is optimised through improved processes, technology and value chain coordination and collaboration.

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