Ball Bearing Design and Application

Course Number: M-3043
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Eric Myers, BSME
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Overview

In Ball Bearing Design and Application, you'll learn ...

  • How the bearing inner and outer ring pathway curvature and shoulder heights are proportioned
  • What bearing component is most likely to fail first in a typical application
  • The steps taken in the manufacture of ball bearing parts
  • The difference between radial, angular contact, and double row ball bearings

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 69 pages

Ball Bearing Design and Application is written for the education of Mechanical Engineering and non Mechanical Engineering students alike. It is written in an easily understood style that is intended to bring to the reader the satisfaction of knowing the basic principles of the rotational motion that occur in every day products such as washing machines, manufacturing machines, automobiles, industrial equipment, and airplanes. Without anti-friction bearings, these products would be larger, heavier than and not nearly as efficient as they are today. Anti-friction bearings support the mechanism that cleans the clothes in a washing machine; they support the many shafts that are found in manufacturing machines and automobile transmissions; and they support the ever increasingly sized rotors in an airplane jet engine. They are called "anti-friction" because they operate in the high 90% efficiency range and therefore save countless amounts of energy in today's dynamic world.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How the bearing inner and outer ring pathway curvature and shoulder heights are proportioned
  • What bearing component is most likely to fail first in a typical application
  • The steps taken in the manufacture of ball bearing parts
  • The difference between radial, angular contact, and double row ball bearings
  • Annular Bearing Engineers Committee ball bearing inner and outer ring diameter tolerance classifications and how they are used
  • The role that internal clearance plays in the performance of ball bearings
  • The equation that is used to predict the operating life of ball bearings under various load and speed conditions
  • The various devices that are used in the mounting of ball bearings on shafts and in housings
  • The analysis and equations used in predicting ball bearing life while supporting spur, helical, and bevel gear shafts
  • How preloading bearings can make shafts that they support run truer in precision machine applications
  • Elastohydrodynamic oil film theory and the various lubricants and lubricating systems used in ball bearing applications
  • The various seals and shields that are assembled to bearings to contain lubricant and shield them from moisture and contaminant entry
  • How the three kinds of ball bearings are used in various mechanical components and systems
  • The many kinds of ball bearing specialty products that are used in farm, industrial, and automotive applications
  • How to calculate the life of all three kinds of ball bearings in a simple setting showing the advantage and disadvantage of each

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 60 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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