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Rolling Bearing Analysis
2-Volume Set
Fifth Edition
by Tedric A. Harris

Rolling Bearing Analysis covers from low-to high-speed applications and full derivations of the underlying mathematics from a leader in the field.


  • Provides a single point of reference for the most common and widely used rolling bearing applications
  • Supplies abundant design data, analytical techniques, and mathematical derivations
  • Facilitates the comparison of various types of rolling bearings from different manufacturers for a given application
  • Offers updated and more accurate means to analyze stresses due to loading, mounting, ring speeds, material processing, and particulate contamination


Rolling Bearing Types and Applications

  • Introduction to Rolling Bearings
  • Ball Bearings
  • Roller Bearings
  • Linear Motion Bearings
  • Bearings for Special Applications

Rolling Bearing Macrogeometry

  • List of Symbols
  • 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

  • List of Symbols
  • 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: Basic Theory and Rating Standards

  • 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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    Rolling Bearing Analysis
    2-Volume Set
    Fifth Edition
    by Tedric A. Harris

    2006 760 pages $208.95 + shipping
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