Diagnosis of Rolling-Element Bearings Failure by Localized Electrical Current Between Track Surfaces of Races and Rolling-Elements

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Har Prashad

BHEL, Corporate R&D Division, Vikas Nagar, Hyderabad-500 093, India

J. Tribol 124(3), 468-473 (May 31, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1467638 History: Received January 17, 2001; Revised January 29, 2002; Online May 31, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
Schematic diagram showing bearing arrangement with lubricant flow path, unshielded instrumentation cable and other causes leading to the passage of electric current
Grahic Jump Location
Typical corrugation pattern on the track surface of a failed bearing under the influence of electrical current



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