FRICTIONAL INSTABILITIES IN ROLLING BEARINGS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$194,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2679
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Pradeep K Gupta Inc.
117 Southbury Rd, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Pradeep K Gupta
President
(518) 383-1167
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A COMPUTER MODELING APPROACH IS PROPOSED TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF FRICTION OR TRACTION CHARACTERISTICS OF LUBRICANTS ON THE STABILITY OF BEARING ELEMENTS AND THE OVERALL LIFE OF A ROLLING BEARING. THE PROPOSED APPROACH CONSISTS OF USING AN EXISTING BEARING DYNAMICS COMPUTER PROGRAM TO SIMULATE THE DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE BEARING AS A FUNCTION OF THE FRICTION BEHAVIOR AT THE ROLLING ELEMENT/RACE, ROLLING ELEMENT/CAGE AND CAGE/RACE INTERACTIONS. SUCH A PARAMETRIC INVESTIGATION WILL IDENTIFYTHE RANGE OF FRICTION BEHAVIOR IN WHICH A DYNAMICALLY STABLE BEARING OPERATION MAY BE POSSIBLE. THUS, THE RESULTSWILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT GUIDANCE FOR THE REQUIRED DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS AND LUBRICANTS FOR ROLLING BEARING APPLICATIONS IN ADVERSE OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS.

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