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Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology
Fifth Edition
by Tedric A. Harris

Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology builds a basic understanding of the fundamentals underlying the use, design, and performance of rolling bearings.


  • Provides an in-depth introduction to the fundamental concepts underlying rolling bearing behavior
  • Uncovers the principles behind the catalog values given by manufacturers, leading to more informed choices
  • Builds a firm background for more advanced study of performance and longevity in more complex applications
  • Includes a CD-ROM with numerical examples and many tables of data compiled from ABMA/ANSI standards


Rolling Bearing Types and Applications

  • Ball Bearings
  • Roller Bearings
  • Linear Motion Bearings
  • Bearings for Special Applications

Rolling Bearing Macrogeometry

  • Ball Bearings
  • Spherical Roller Bearings
  • Radial Cylindrical Roller Bearings
  • Tapered Roller Bearings

Interference Fitting and Clearance

  • Industrial, National, and International Standards
  • Effect of Interference Fitting on Clearance
  • Press Force
  • Differential Expansion
  • Effect of Surface Finish

Bearing Loads and Speeds

  • Concentrated Radial Loading
  • Concentrated Radial and Moment Loading
  • Shaft Speeds
  • Distributed Load Systems

Ball and Roller Loads Due to Bearing Applied Loading

  • Ball-Raceway Loading
  • Symmetrical Spherical Roller-Raceway Loading
  • Tapered and Asymmetrical Spherical Roller-Raceway and Roller-Flange Loading
  • Cylindrical Roller-Raceway Loading

Contact Stress and Deformation

  • Theory of Elasticity
  • Surface Stresses and Deformations
  • Subsurface Stresses
  • Effect of Surface Shear Stress
  • Type of Contact
  • Roller End-Flange Contact Stress

Distribution of Internal Loading in Statically Loaded Bearings

  • Load-Deflection Relationships
  • Bearings Under Radial Load
  • Bearings Under Thrust Load
  • Bearings Under Combined Radial and Thrust Load

Bearing Deflection and Preloading

  • Deflection of Bearings with Rigidly Supported Rings
  • Preloading
  • Limiting Ball Bearing Thrust Load

Permanent Deformation and Bearing Static Capacity

  • Calculation of Permanent Deformation
  • Static Load Rating of Bearings
  • Static Equivalent Load
  • Fracture of Bearing Components
  • Permissible Static Load

Kinematic Speeds, Friction Torque, and Power Loss

  • Cage Speed
  • Rolling Element Speed
  • Rolling Bearing Friction
  • Rolling Bearing Friction Torque
  • Bearing Power Loss
  • Thermal Speed Ratings

Fatigue Life

  • Rolling Contact Fatigue
  • Fatigue Life Dispersion
  • Weibull Distribution
  • Dynamic Capacity and Life of a Rolling Contact
  • Fatigue Life of a Rolling Bearing
  • Load Rating Standards
  • Effect of Variable Loading on Fatigue Life
  • Reliability and Fatigue Life

Lubricants and Lubrication Techniques

  • Types of Lubricants
  • Liquid Lubricants
  • Grease
  • Solid Lubricants
  • Lubricant Delivery Systems
  • Seals

Bearing Structural Materials

  • Rolling Bearings Steels
  • Steel Manufacture
  • Effects of Processing Methods on Steel Components
  • Heat Treatment of Steel
  • Rolling Contact Fatigue: Modes and Causes
  • Materials for Special Bearings
  • Cage Materials
  • Seal Materials
  • Surface Treatments for Bearing Components

Vibration, Noise, and Condition Monitoring

  • Vibration and Noise-Sensitive Applications
  • The Role of Bearings in Machine Vibration
  • Non-roundness Effect and Its Measurement
  • Detection of Failing Bearings in Machines
  • Condition-Based Maintenance


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Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology
Fifth Edition
by Tedric A. Harris

2006 371 pages $128.95 + shipping
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