Contact stresses- Ball Bearing
The objective here is to determine the max pressure at the surface of contact between the sphere and the outer ring. For this case a 3D simulation is not necessary. For faster solution a 2D axisymmetric setup was performed.
Modeling aspects include the following:
- Non-linear analysis
- Contact set-up between elastic bodies
- Frictionless surface (on contact)
- Small strains
- Elastic bodies
- 2D planar behavior (axisymmetric conditions)
The Ball diameter is 1.5 in and the radius of groove=1 in. In addition the greatest compressive force on one ball is 5000 lb.