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ASM Handbook

Fatigue and Fracture

ASM International
Volume
19
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-193-1
Publication date:
1996
Book Chapter

Contact Fatigue

By
W.A. Glaeser
W.A. Glaeser
Battelle Laboratories
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S.J. Shaffer
S.J. Shaffer
Battelle Laboratories
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Published:
1996
Page range:
331 - 336

Abstract

Contact fatigue is a surface-pitting-type failure commonly found in ball or roller bearings. This article discusses the mechanisms of contact fatigue found in gears, cams, valves, rails, and gear couplings. It discusses the statistical analysis of rolling contact bearing-life tests. The article concludes with information on various approaches that improve the contact fatigue resistance of rolling contact systems.

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W.A. Glaeser, S.J. Shaffer, 1996. "Contact Fatigue", Fatigue and Fracture

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