This paper concludes a series of papers outlining a new rolling-element bearing heat transfer model. Part I provided the model framework, Part II presented the partial differential equation (PDE) solutions, and Part III, this paper, presents full-scale test results for ball, cylindrical, spherical, and tapered rolling-element bearings. The results validate the heat partitioning equation and the predicted solid temperatures for circulating oil lubrication. In addition, sump lubrication was studied using an acrylic assembly. The results quantify what fraction of the bearing periphery is cooled by oil, as well as the flow of oil through a bearing. Finally, substantiation of the modeling assumptions is discussed.
Rolling-Element Bearing Heat Transfer—Part III: Experimental Validation
Contributed by the Tribology Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received July 29, 2014; final manuscript received January 12, 2015; published online March 25, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Mihai Arghir.
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Hannon, W. M., Barr, T. A., and Froelich, S. T. (July 1, 2015). "Rolling-Element Bearing Heat Transfer—Part III: Experimental Validation." ASME. J. Tribol. July 2015; 137(3): 031104. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4029734
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