The Dynamic Behavior of a Rolling Element Auxiliary Bearing Following Rotor Impact

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M. O. T. Cole, P. S. Keogh, C. R. Burrows

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

J. Tribol 124(2), 406-413 (Jun 01, 2001) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1430673 History: Received February 07, 2001; Revised June 01, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
Topics: Force , Bearings , Rotors
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(a) Cross-section of rotor and auxiliary bearing and (b) Contact forces for jth ball
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(a) Race finite element/ball model and (b) single element with deflections
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Inner race radial deflection due to rotor contact force (W=2Co)
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Ball load distributions. Rotor contact occurs over ball 10 and balls numbered 21 to 39 are unloaded (a) variation with rotor contact force, (b) variation with inner race thickness, and (c) variation with inner race angular speed for rotor contact force W=Co/10.
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Solutions for inner race angular acceleration from Eq. (27) with angular velocity for various rotor contact forces (a) low velocity solutions and (b) high velocity solutions
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Ball rolling and sliding zones boundaries: variation with angular velocity for a range of rotor contact forces.
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Impact simulation results showing time variation of inner race angular velocity for different impulses
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Energy dissipation map over force duration and magnitude
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Energy dissipation maps for a fixed magnitude force W0=5000 N (a) variation with force duration and race thickness and (b) variation with force duration and coefficient of sliding friction



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