Using a friction model as an engineering tool

Facts
Published date: 2006 April 01
Publication ID: EVOL_2006_E2_EN_3
Author: Guillermo Morales Espejel
Format: PDF
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Using a friction model as an engineering tool

For engineers involved with any type of bearing design, friction is never far from their thoughts. Friction affects bearing performance, generates heat, limits speed and can even lead to damage, if not taken into account. SKF has recently introduced a more advanced model for calculating friction that engineers can use for bearing selection and optimization.For the fi rst time it separates the four physical sources of friction in a bearing and helps engineers better understand bearing function and the consequences of friction. The SKF Interactive Engineering Catalogue, available online at www.skf.com, offers calculation facilities online and information on friction is also a separate chapter in the SKF General Catalogue 6000.

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