Analysis of time-varying rolling element bearing characteristics

Hoon Voon Liew, Teik C. Lim

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The time-varying rolling element bearing characteristics of rotatory system were analyzed. The time-varying form of the stiffness function was characterized and its impact on the vibration response of geared rotor system was calculated. A more generalized formulation based on the Hertzian theory, which relates the raceway displacement vector to the bearing load vector was formulated. The formulation produced a time-invariant nonlinear bearing element for structural analysis of systems with shafts, bearings, and housing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1179
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number3-5
StatePublished - May 20 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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