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This article provides an overview of two major classes of bearings: rolling bearings and sliding, or plain, bearings. It reviews the experimental data resulted from testing of rolling and sliding bearing materials with illustration. The article presents a table that summarizes rolling contact fatigue test methods that ASTM published in STP 771. It also describes the role of lubrication in the bearings.

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Charles A. Moyer, 2000. "Testing of Bearings", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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