Accession Number : AD0657337

Title :   REVIEW OF FAILURE MECHANISMS IN HIGHLY LOADED ROLLING AND SLIDING CONTACTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC LATHAM N Y

Personal Author(s) : Smalley,A. J. ; Murray,S. F. ; Christensen,H. ; Cheng,H. S.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The failure modes of fatigue and scoring in highly loaded contacts are analyzed. Existing theories by which their onset may be predicted are critically examined, and the relationship between these failure modes and the phenomenon of elastohydrodynamic lubrication is shown. The possible modifying influence of microelastohydrodynamic occurrences is pointed out and a method of analyzing such occurrences is proposed. The protecting influence of boundary lubrication effects is also demonstrated, and mechanisms for satisfactory performance and failure under the influence of this phenomenon are put forward. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS, FAILURE(MECHANICS)), (*LUBRICATION, ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS), LOADS(FORCES), HYDRODYNAMICS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, FILMS

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE