Radial Stiffness of Thrust Ball Bearings
The paper presents the unusual question of determining the dependency between the radial strength applied to the thrust ball bearing against the radial displacement of one ring to another. Contrary to appearances, the shift may occur in a standard bearing system and consequently it may lead to its premature wear and tear. The article depicts a method of determining this dependency (called ‘radial stiffness’) and shows the examples of calculation results obtained through a special computer program.
A. Raczyński and J. Kaczor, "Radial Stiffness of Thrust Ball Bearings", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 490, pp. 257-264, 2012