Parameter Identification of Hysteresis Friction for Coated Ball Bearings Based on Three-Dimensional FEM Analysis

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M. R. Lovell

ANSYS Inc., Houston, PA 15342

M. M. Khonsari, R. D. Marangoni

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

J. Tribol 119(3), 462-470 (Jul 01, 1997) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2833520 History: Received March 05, 1996; Revised July 07, 1996; Online January 24, 2008


Using a three-dimensional finite element model, the hysteresis friction behavior of coated ball bearings is investigated. Ninety-six distinct operating conditions were examined by the finite element model that include normal loads of 81.6, 133.5, and 185.4 N per ball, ball diameters of .0127 m and .0191 m, ball materials of Si3 N4 and steel, substrate materials of Si3 N4 and steel, and coating materials of MoS2 , NbSe2 , Si3 N4 , and steel. From the finite element results, general trends for the two parameters of Dahl’s friction model, the rest slope, σ, and the steady friction torque, Ts , are established for coated surfaces. By performing a regression analysis of the data points, empirical expressions for σ and Ts are derived for coated bearing surfaces. These expressions are authenticated by comparisons to laboratory experimental results.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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