A Simulation Study For Distributed Load Measurement Of A Cylindrical Rolling Element Bearing

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  • In this paper, a relationship between a load applied on the inner ring and strains measured on the outer ring of a bearing is studied. A linear relationship is confirmed under different loading conditions. Finite element analysis of a cylindrical rolling element bearing with 11 rollers is conducted in ANSYS to collect the strain data on the outer ring of the bearing. Static load and varying loads are applied to the inner ring of the bearing. Strains collected on the outer ring show a linear relationship to the radial load applied on the inner ring. The linear coefficient k is identical under static and sinusoid varying loads for each roller. With the linear relationship, a simple method is proposed to calculate the contact force between a roller and the outer ring very accurately with an error of less than 1.5%, according to the simulation results.

    Part of the Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress 2022.

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