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The Brinelling of Small Ball Bearings


Allardt, Frederick Hamilton (1937) The Brinelling of Small Ball Bearings. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/K872-W635.


The brinelling of ball bearings is a subject which has had comparatively little study. Since ball bearings have found most of their applications in such things as rotating shafts, there has been little reason to study their action under static loading conditions. This research was suggested by the Fafnir Ball Bearing Company because of the increasing use of ball bearings for static loads in aircraft. In the aircraft business, the designers, because of strict weight requirements, have used ball bearings up to their rated loads. Not infrequently these bearings brinelled. (A brinelled bearing is one in which a dent has been formed in one of the races by a ball). It is therefore evident that more should be known about the brinelling of bearings.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Klein, Arthur Louis (advisor)
  • Sechler, Ernest Edwin (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1937
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10132005-103946
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ID Code:4065
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Deposited On:14 Oct 2005
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:31

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