The Effects of Load on the Radial Bearing Properties of Pre-Loaded Cylindrical Roller Bearings
According to the theory of contact mechanics, the radial stiffness, the maximum contact stress, and the maximum radial load of pre-loaded cylindrical roller bearings, including both solid roller and hollow roller bearings, are calculated with the finite element method. The effects of load on the radial stiffness, the maximum contact stress, and the maximum radial load of bearing are analyzed. The analysis results show that the effect of load on the radial stiffness is complex. Under the different magnitude loads, the effects of both hollowness and interference magnitude on the radial stiffness and on the maximum contact stress are not same. Thus the effects of load magnitude must be considered in the design and application of pre-loaded cylindrical roller bearings.
Y. G. Wei and M. Sun, "The Effects of Load on the Radial Bearing Properties of Pre-Loaded Cylindrical Roller Bearings", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 2306-2310, 2012