Design Development and Performance Evaluation of Selective Reinforced Composite Gear :

PhD work carried out under the guidance of Prof R Gnanamoorthy IIT Madras(2006-10)


Objective: To develop selective fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite gear

Main Activities:

Design and development of gear test rig

Mold flow simulation and fiber orientation in the composite gear

Injection molding of composite gear and composite gear metrology

Fatigue and failure analysis of composite gears

Damping characteristics of composite gears



gear die

gear test rig

Developed gear die for injection molding

Developed gear test rig



Developed test faciltiy to measure tooth deflection

Gear tooth failure



Fractured surface of gear tooth