ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS OF QUIET BALL BEARING FAILURE MODES

Qualitative analysis of rotating machinery structureborne noise and vibration can identify ball bearing installation problems. Indications of improper lubrication and impending bearing failures are identified. The problem of nonuniform motion of ball bearing components in determining expected bearing frequencies is noted together with the effects of grease deterioration. The philosophy of structureborne noise versus vibration measurements and an appreciation of several analysis techniques in the context of determining maintenance requirements and evaluating subsequent repair are discussed.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Rutter, T A
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Accession Number: 00190251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM