Cristina TUDOSE, Florina RUSU, Lucian TUDOSE


The theoretical analysis of a single-row radial bearing with radial clearance under constant external radial load is presented in this paper. This analysis is focused on finding the rolling element deflection that allows determining the number of active rolling elements that participate in the load transfer. Taking into account the bearing internal geometry, a mathematical model to calculate the rolling elements deflections during the bearing rotation has been derived.

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