Mechanics & Industry
Volume 20, Number 2, 2019
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||19 April 2019|
Experimental research on cage dynamic characteristics of angular contact ball bearing
Department of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, PR China
2 Shanghai Tian An Bearing Co. Ltd, Shanghai 201108, PR China
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Accepted: 25 January 2019
The dynamic performance and life of the precise bearing, even abnormal operation and early failure are affected directly by the complex and unstable motion of the cage. Based on the cage dynamic performance test device with controllable motion of inner and outer rings, respectively, the dynamic characteristics of the cage were studied under different rotating speeds and loads, while inner ring rotated with outer ring fixed and inner–outer rings rotated reversely. Then the trajectory of the cage mass center was drawn through experimental study. The three-dimensional space motions of cage reveal that, when only inner ring rotates, the trajectories of cage mass center are approximately circular under axial load, and the amplitude of the axial displacement raises with the increase of the rotation speeds. With the increase of radial loads, the cage mass center trajectories are shaking from a circle to a small area on the side of the bearing center. When the inner–outer rings rotate in the opposite direction, the rotation speed of the cage is greatly reduced, and the mass center trajectories of the cage oscillate irregularly on side of the bearing center. As the relative rotation speed of rings increases, the axial displacement fluctuation enlarges. With the increase of the radial loads, the axial fluctuation decreases.
Key words: Angular contact ball bearings / dynamic characteristic / cage whirl / test rig
© AFM, EDP Sciences 2019
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