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Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory

The Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory, formerly the Gear Dynamics and Gear and Power Transmission Laboratory, is a research group at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, dedicated to aiding sponsoring industries and government agencies by

  • enhancing gear and power transmission technology through fundamental and applied research and transfer research results
  • providing graduate and under graduate students with applied educational and research opportunities in gear and power transmission related disciplines, and
  • keeping sponsors updated on latest gear and transmission technologies.

The research portfolio of the GearLab is formed by a number basic and applied research projects designed to develop new technologies and validated methods towards aiding one or more of the common goals of its sponsors, including:

  • increasing power density,
  • improving quality,
  • reducing noise and vibration,
  • improving efficiency and lubrication, and
  • reducing cost of power transmission and gear systems.

With application to gear and power transmission systems, GearLab’s research projects fall in a number of mechanical engineering disciplines including

  • geometry, kinematics, design and analysis,
  • dynamics, vibrations, acoustics and noise control,
  • contact mechanics, load distribution models and FEA,
  • power losses and efficiency,
  • contact and bending fatigue,
  • engineered surfaces, wear, lubrication and tribology, and
  • metrology and test methodologies.





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  • Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course (June 3 - 6, 2024)

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