Dynamics of Rolling-Element Bearings—Part III: Ball Bearing Analysis

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P. K. Gupta

Mechanical Technology Incorporated, Latham, N.Y. 12110

J. of Lubrication Tech 101(3), 312-318 (Jul 01, 1979) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453363 History: Received December 16, 1977; Revised May 16, 1978; Online October 20, 2010


An analytical formulation for the generalized ball, cage, and race motion in a ball bearing is presented in terms of the classical differential equations of motion. Ball-race interaction is analyzed in detail and the resulting force and moment vectors are determined. The ball-cage and race-cage interactions are considered to be either hydrodynamic or metallic and a critical film thickness defines the transition between the two regimes. Simplified treatments for the drag and churning losses are also included to complete a rigorous analytical development for the real-time simulation of the dynamic performance of ball bearings.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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