Paper concerning Failure Analysis of a Gear Component is published

By siteadmin — In News — March 6, 2015




Dr. George A. Pantazopoulos Head of the Mechanical Testing Department of ELKEME S.A. authored the failure analysis paper “Bending Fatigue Failure of a Helical Pinion Bevel Gear”, that was published in Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention – ASM International / Springer (Vol. 15 – No 2 – p. 219-226 – DOI: 10.1007/s11668-015-9947-2). The paper mainly focused on the root-cause analysis of a pinion gear failure operated in a coiler gear box, employing mainly fractographic and metallographic analysis. Fractographic evaluation findings indicated the occurrence of bending fatigue as the predominant failure mechanism. Possible sources of fatigue were discussed and recommended actions to minimize the risk of future failure incidents were reported. The final publication is available at

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