Vibration Analysis of a Sensor-Integrated Ball Bearing

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Brian T. Holm-Hansen, Robert X. Gao

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

J. Vib. Acoust 122(4), 384-392 (Jan 01, 2000) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1285943 History: Received October 01, 1998; Revised January 01, 2000
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A sensor-integrated “smart” ball bearing
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Geometry and dimensions of a deep groove ball bearing
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Load distribution in a radially loaded ball bearing
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Bearing response to defect impulses over 7 revolutions of the inner ring
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Frequency spectrum of the bearing vibration due to an inner ring defect
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Loads on the modified section of the outer ring
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Model of the modified bearing outer ring
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Simplified model of the bearing outer ring
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Sensor output predicted by the simplified model
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Cross-section of the modified outer ring
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Four-node quadrilateral plane strain element with parametric coordinates s and t
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Finite element model of the modified outer ring
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Sensor output predicted by finite element model and simplified analytical model
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Schematics of the bearing test bed
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Predicted and experimental sensor outputs
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Spectrum of the experimental data




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