DETERIORATION OF MARINE GEAR TEETH--CASES ENCOUNTERED AND SOLVED

The rapid increase in the size of ships and their propulsion installations over the last three decades has caused a considerable rise in the incidence of damaged gear teeth due to the incompatibility of hull flexiblity and shafting stiffness. Deformations of the hull structure due to loading conditions and sea state considerably exceed the allowable tolerances for marine reduction gear mountings. Cases of gear tooth damage encountered by the Author are illustrated. Bureau Veritas investigations of pitting and tooth wear, etc. since they first began to show the effect of structural incompatibility and loading on damage, are presented and analysed, together with possible preventive measures. Order from BSRA as No. 49,049.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau Veritas

    One Western Union International Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10004
  • Authors:
    • Volcy, G
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Language

  • French

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM