Title: Testing and FEA as prediction strategies on the ball bearings behaviour

Authors: Mihai-Tiberiu Lates; Radu Velicu; Radu Papuc

Addresses: Department of Product Design, Mechatronics and Environment, Transilvania University of Brasov, B-dul Eroilor nr.29, Brasov, Romania ' Department of Product Design, Mechatronics and Environment, Transilvania University of Brasov, B-dul Eroilor nr.29, Brasov, Romania ' Department of Product Design, Mechatronics and Environment, Transilvania University of Brasov, B-dul Eroilor nr.29, Brasov, Romania

Abstract: Prediction strategies for the ball bearings behaviour are hard to identify and only in the theoretical way or only in the practical way (testing). The paper offers a combination of these two ways: a combination of practice - testing and theory - the finite element analysis in order to predict the _204 series ball bearings behaviour. The results from the tests are used as input data for the finite element analysis; the numerical results, from theory and from practice are used to predict the behaviour of the analysed ball bearings.

Keywords: ball bearings; contact pressure; FEA; tribometry; friction; finite element analysis; bearing behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2014.065838

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2014 Vol.8 No.4, pp.345 - 355

Received: 09 Dec 2013
Accepted: 11 May 2014

Published online: 23 Nov 2014 *

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