This paper details an effort conducted to evaluate the effects of short to moderate duration overloads on the spiral bevel gears of the UH-60 helicopter tail rotor drive train. The focus of the effort was on the UH-60 intermediate gearbox (IGB). An initial analytical assessment of the effect of loads above the endurance limit was conducted using an American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) based approach.

Author: Raja Pulikollu, PhD, Eric C. Ames

Publish Date: April 24, 2013