Rolling element bearing failure analysis: A case study

A paper published in « Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis« , january 2013

This paper addresses Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) occurs due to the result of cyclic stress developed during operation and mechanism that involve in fretting failure of rolling element bearing. As bearing raceways of non-rotating rolling element bearings exposed to vibration or sliding oscillation false Brinelling occurs. Bearing surface due to false Brinelling tends to damage within a short period, due to cavities created on the bearing raceway. Recommendation towards enhancement of bearing life is also suggested.

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Needle Roller Bearing at Gudgeon Pin of Ginning Machine

A2016-01-14_09h23_47 paper published by IJRET (International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology).

In ginning machine where space is limited for driving the mechanism a Needle roller bearing having diameter of 20 mm is used in between connecting rod and head pin to give the relative motion between parts. As the continuous impacting of repetitive load on bearing, it fails with in shorter period of time if proper lubricant is not supplied by grease gun after 2 to 3 hours. While bearing are considered under observation it is found that bearing are fail due to brinnelling. So design and analysis of needle roller bearing is vital to calculate the life of bearing and to make sure whether this bearing is suitable or not. So it becomes mandatory in designing to calculate radial load applied on bearing as the bearing is rolling contact bearing, from this life of the bearing can be calculated and finally analysis by ANSYS software is done to find the result so that we can conclude for bearing.

Read more at : IJRET20150411007.pdf