The present paper is aimed at investigating the effect of porosity and microstructure on tooth root bending fatigue of small-module spur gears produced by powder metallurgy (P/M). Specifically, three steel variants differing in powder composition and alloying route were subjected either to case-hardening or sinter-hardening. The obtained results were interpreted in light of microstructural and fractographic inspections. On the basis of the Murakami √area method, it was found that fatigue strength is mainly dictated by the largest near-surface defect and by the hardness of the softest microstructural constituent. Owing to the very complicated shape of the critical pore, it was found that its maximum Feret diameter is the geometrical parameter that best captures the detrimental effect on fatigue.

Tooth root bending fatigue strength of high-density sintered small-module spur gears: The effect of porosity and microstructure / Fontanari, V.; Molinari, A.; Marini, M.; Pahl, W.; Benedetti, M.. - In: METALS. - ISSN 2075-4701. - STAMPA. - 9:5(2019), p. 599. [10.3390/met9050599]

Tooth root bending fatigue strength of high-density sintered small-module spur gears: The effect of porosity and microstructure

Fontanari V.;Molinari A.;Marini M.;Benedetti M.
2019-01-01

Abstract

The present paper is aimed at investigating the effect of porosity and microstructure on tooth root bending fatigue of small-module spur gears produced by powder metallurgy (P/M). Specifically, three steel variants differing in powder composition and alloying route were subjected either to case-hardening or sinter-hardening. The obtained results were interpreted in light of microstructural and fractographic inspections. On the basis of the Murakami √area method, it was found that fatigue strength is mainly dictated by the largest near-surface defect and by the hardness of the softest microstructural constituent. Owing to the very complicated shape of the critical pore, it was found that its maximum Feret diameter is the geometrical parameter that best captures the detrimental effect on fatigue.
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Fontanari, V.; Molinari, A.; Marini, M.; Pahl, W.; Benedetti, M.
Tooth root bending fatigue strength of high-density sintered small-module spur gears: The effect of porosity and microstructure / Fontanari, V.; Molinari, A.; Marini, M.; Pahl, W.; Benedetti, M.. - In: METALS. - ISSN 2075-4701. - STAMPA. - 9:5(2019), p. 599. [10.3390/met9050599]
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