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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