Chaotic Characteristic and Nonlinear Dynamic Performance of Rolling Bearing Friction Torque
Based on the chaotic theory, the methods of the Lyapunov exponent and the box dimension were applied to evaluate the chaotic characteristic and the nonlinear dynamic performance of the rolling bearing friction torque. The time series were obtained via the experimental investigation on the friction torque of the rolling bearings under the condition of different rotational speeds. It is found that the rolling bearing friction torque is of a chaotic system because the maximum of Lyapunov exponents of its time series is greater than zero according to the chaotic theory. And the result shows that the mean of the box dimension of the friction torque increases with the rotational speed of the rolling bearing, revealing the new dynamic performance of the rolling bearing friction torque as a time series.
Zhenyu Du and Bin Liu
X. T. Xia et al., "Chaotic Characteristic and Nonlinear Dynamic Performance of Rolling Bearing Friction Torque", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 26-28, pp. 88-92, 2010