Ball Bearing Fundamentals

Course Number: M-3041
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Eric Myers, BSME
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Overview

In Ball Bearing Fundamentals, you'll learn ...

  • How to calculate bearing loads from external applied forces
  • The ability to convert spur, helical, and bevel gear applied forces into bearing loads
  • Understand the difference between radial, angular contact and double row ball bearings
  • Understand the relationship between ball bearing mounting and internal clearance

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 44 pages

Ball bearings are the heart of a machine! They lie deep inside, quietly doing their job, while the rest of the machine goes about its business making life much easier for mankind. Ball bearings operate so efficiently that they are sometimes referred to as being "anti-friction" devices. The high efficiency is the result of well engineered, precision manufactured products that are constructed of the finest materials available.

When a machine is being concepted, it is the duty of the ball bearing Application Engineer to get involved in the design as early as possible so that the forces acting on the bearing are computed, the correct product is selected, the method of mounting is established, and the type of lubrication and the need for closures (seals) is determined.

This course provides an overview of the basics of ball bearing fundamentals that is presented with more discussion than detail. It has almost as many pages of informative illustrations as pages of text. It describes with ample drawing support how to determine bearing loads on three commonly used gear drives. Next the three different kinds of ball bearings, radial, angular contact, and double row are examined along with how they are mounted, retained, lubricated, and sealed. Finally, drawings showing the three different ball bearings in various mechanical application environments are provided along with expert engineering analysis.

Since ball bearings are used in a wide variety of product, this course will provide useful information to a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive, Aeronautical, Civil, and any others with a Machine Design option or having an interest in mechanical products.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How to calculate bearing loads from external applied forces
  • The ability to convert spur, helical, and bevel gear applied forces into bearing loads
  • Understand the difference between radial, angular contact and double row ball bearings
  • Understand the relationship between ball bearing mounting and internal clearance
  • Understand how the various retainers and sleeves are used to mount bearings
  • Know the advantages of using the various types of bearing lubrication procedures available
  • Know the advantage of using the various types of bearing closures (seals) that are available
  • Understand the radial, angular contact, and double row ball bearing fundamentals advantages

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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