Analysis of a Needle Bearing

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Kong Ping Oh

Mechanical Research Department, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Mich. 48090

J. Tribol 106(1), 78-87 (Jan 01, 1984) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3260871 History: Received March 14, 1983; Online October 29, 2009


A theory was proposed to explain the generation of side thrust in a needle bearing. A quasi-static analysis was performed, which considers the deformation and the equilibrium of the various elastic components. From this analysis, the magnitude of the thrust force can be predicted.

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