Vibration of Rolling Element Bearings

  • Osami MatsushitaEmail author
  • Masato Tanaka
  • Masao Kobayashi
  • Patrick Keogh
  • Hiroshi Kanki
Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI)


Rolling element bearings are used widely in rotating machinery. A significant variety of rolling element bearing types is available, and they are categorized by the shape of the ball or roller elements; the radial or axial loading direction; the ball type such as deep groove or angular contact; the roller type such as plain or tapered; etc. As most of them are standardized in ISO/JIS, interchangeability is guaranteed. This chapter introduces the dynamic properties of some rolling bearings, but does not make any reference to the static properties given in bearing manufacturers’ catalogues, such as load capacity, sizing, life estimation, and so on.


Ball/roller bearing Stiffness formulae Exciting frequencies Ball pass frequencies Ringing Diagnosis FFT Amplitude modulation Envelope Fault diagnosis Case studies Preload Deterioration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Osami Matsushita
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masato Tanaka
    • 2
  • Masao Kobayashi
    • 3
  • Patrick Keogh
    • 4
  • Hiroshi Kanki
    • 5
  1. 1.The National Defense AcademyYokosukaJapan
  2. 2.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.IHI CorporationYokohamaJapan
  4. 4.University of BathBathUK
  5. 5.Kobe UniversityKobeJapan

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