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Document Type: Article
Title: Natural mechanical degradation measurements in slow speed bearings
Authors: Elforjani, Mohamed
Mba, David
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: M. Elforjani, D. Mba, Natural mechanical degradation measurements in slow speed bearings, Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 521–532.
Abstract: Acoustic emission (AE) technology applied to condition monitoring is gaining acceptance as a useful complimentary tool. This paper demonstrates the use of AE measurements to detect, monitor the growth and locate natural defect initiation and propagation in a conventional rolling element bearing. To undertake this task a special purpose test-rig was built to allow for accelerated natural degradation of a bearing race. It is concluded that crack initiation and its subsequent propagation is detectable with AE technology. The paper also investigates the source characterisation of E signals associated with a defective bearing whilst in operation.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2008.06.005
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