Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Richard B. Hathaway
Dr. Christopher Cho
Dr. Bade S.O. Shrestha
Dr. Pavel G. Ikonomov
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The stiffness matrix of tapered roller bearings under radial and axial load conditions was evaluated using an analytical model and an experimental approach. An experimental test system was designed and manufactured to determine the radial stiffness of the bearing under combined axial and radial load conditions. A second fixture was designed to measure the stiffness of the bearing under pure axial load conditions. The stiffness coefficients determined have been compared with those obtained from the analytical model, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) data and ABAQUS model (finite element analysis software).
Kumar, Jeeva, "Determination of Stiffness Matrix of Tapered Roller Bearings for Vibration Models" (2005). Master's Theses. 4836.