Accession Number : ADA315515

Title :   Computerized Design and Life Prediction - Bearings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 92-Jul 94,

Corporate Author : AVCON ADVANCED CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY INC AGOURA HILLS CA

Personal Author(s) : Meeks, Crawford ; Polendo, Elias

PDF Url : ADA315515

Report Date : 20 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This report documents the computer study of bearing cage designs. The proposed cage designs possessed unsymmetrical geometry which differed considerably from conventional cage design. The ball bearing dynamics software, BABERDYN2, was modified to enable the analysis of this new geometry. Subsequently, an optimization study of the ball-to-pocket and land riding clearances was performed. This report contains the result of the study.

Descriptors :   *BEARING CAGES, OPTIMIZATION, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), DYNAMICS, ASYMMETRY, GEOMETRY, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, CLEARANCES, BALL BEARINGS, BEARING RACES.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE