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Initial Experiments of High-Speed Drive System Windage LossesHigh speed gearing performance is very important to the overall drive system efficiency. Certain losses such as gear meshing and bearing drag can be minimized by design changes such as pressure angle of the gears and the geometry and type of bearings being used. One component that can have a large effect on the overall performance of high-speed drive systems is the parasitic drag known as gear windage. This loss mechanism is not well understood and minimizing this component is usually accomplished through much trial and error. The results presented in this paper will document some of the design parameter effects on the amount of windage losses. A new test facility at NASA Glenn has been assembled to systematically study the design variables. Results from recent tests will be presented. The tests are for a single gear, with and without lubricants, and some initial studies using shrouds
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Handschuh, Robert F.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hurrell, Michael J.
(Jacobs Technology Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
October 4, 2010
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Conference on Gears
Location: Munich
Country: Germany
Start Date: October 4, 2010
End Date: October 6, 2010
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 877868.02,07,03.01.01,01
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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