Condition monitoring of worm gears

M. Elforjani, D. Mba, A. Muhammad, A. Sire

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    Condition monitoring of key components in rotating machines such as gearboxes ensure reduction in costly unscheduled machine down time. This paper explores the possibility of monitoring seeded defects on worm gears with acoustic emission, and, comparisons are made with vibration analysis. Unlike other types of gearboxes, monitoring of worm gearboxes is not widely documented. It is shown that AE offers better diagnostic capability than vibration analysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)859-863
    Number of pages5
    JournalApplied Acoustics
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


    • Acoustic emission
    • Condition monitoring
    • Vibration
    • Worm gearbox


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