Accession Number : ADA297304

Title :   Ceramic Materials for Rolling Element Bearing Applications,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB WATERTOWN MA MATERIALS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Katz, R. N.

PDF Url : ADA297304

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Advanced ceramics, silicon nitride ceramics in particular, offer the potential for significant performance increases in rolling element bearings. This chapter reviews the properties of candidate ceramic materials relevant to rolling element bearing performance. The behavior of fully dense silicon nitride for a variety of bearing performance factors including rolling contact fatigue, lubrication behavior, and failure mode is reviewed. Processing advances are briefly described, and experience in actual applications is discussed. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *ROLLER BEARINGS, DENSITY, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, RUPTURE, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), CORROSION RESISTANCE, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), FRICTION, HARDNESS, LUBRICATION, SILICON NITRIDES.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE