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Acoustic emission as an aid to understanding raceway damage in rolling element bearings [Abstract]

Cockerill, Aaron, Clarke, Alastair ORCID:, Pullin, Rhys ORCID:, Holford, Karen Margaret ORCID:, Bradshaw, Timothy and Cole, Philip 2015. Acoustic emission as an aid to understanding raceway damage in rolling element bearings [Abstract]. Presented at: 42nd Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Lyon, France, 7-9 September 2015. Proceedings of the 42nd Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology. Lyon: p. 1.

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Acoustic Emission (AE) sensors were used to detect signals arising from a cylindrical roller bearing with artificial defects seeded onto the outer raceway. High frequency analysis indicated the condition of the bearings through the determination of an increase in the structural resonances of the system as the size of an artificial defect was increased. As higher loads were applied, frequencies around 100kHz were excited, indicating the release of AE possibly attributed to friction and the plastic deformation as peaks, induced through engraving of the raceway, were over-rolled and worn down. Sensitivity of AE to this level in bearings indicates that detection of subsurface cracking may be possible in future work, providing early indication of incipient failure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2022 08:22

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