Theoretical study on the influence of planet gear rim thickness and bearing clearance on calculated bearing life

Andreas Fingerle, Jonas Hochrein, Michael Otto, Karsten Stahl

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Abstract

Planetary gearboxes are becoming more popular due to their high power density and potentially high efficiency. When the planet bearings are internally mounted, the body of the planet gear has to be hollow. The demand for large outer diameters due to high load requirements might result in a small planet rim thickness. Depending on the rim thickness, its rigidity may become very low. Due to the low stiffness and the special load conditions caused by the double meshing, the deformation of the planet and its bearings are unique. In this paper, the influence of rim thickness on bearing load and lifetime are examined. The analysis is performed with an FEM model of a planet rim with a built-in cylindrical roller bearing. With the resulting planet deformation from the FEM calculation, the load distribution on the rolling elements in the bearing and the bearing lifetime according to ISO/TS 16281:2008 have been evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Power Transmission and Gearing Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859308
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 18 Aug 201921 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume10

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period18/08/1921/08/19

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