Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

Finite element simulation of non- linear deformation behaviour in large diameter angular contact thrust bearing

M. S. Starvin
  • M. S. Starvin
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University Tirunlelveli, Tirunelveli, TamilNadu, India.
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S. Babu
  • S. Babu
  • School of Energy, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India.
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Sriramachandra Aithal
  • Sriramachandra Aithal
  • Nuclear and Safety Engineering Group, Indira Gandhi Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam, TamilNadu, India.
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K. Manisekar
  • K. Manisekar
  • Nuclear and Safety Engineering Group, Indira Gandhi Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam, TamilNadu, India.
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P. Chellapandi
  • P. Chellapandi
  • Nuclear and Safety Engineering Group, Indira Gandhi Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam, TamilNadu, India.
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  •  Accepted: 24 October 2012
  •  Published: 31 January 2013

Abstract

The objective of the present study is to obtain relevant contact stiffness for a single ball-raceway contact which can be used in load distribution analysis of full bearing. Towards this, an elastic constitutive model is used in the 3D finite element analysis of load deformation characteristic of large diameter bearing ball - raceway contact and the finite element results are validated by conducting experiment on the linear mock up model bearing. The FE results show a good agreement with the values calculated using Hertz’s relations for deformation.

 

Key words: Fast breeder reactor, rotatable plugs, slewing bearing, load-deformation, finite element analysis, rolling element, bearings, experimental analysis.