Proceedings of the Korean Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Conference (한국윤활학회:학술대회논문집)Korean Tribology Society (한국트라이볼로지학회)
This paper deals with a premature failure mechanism of deep grooved ball bearing for automobiles. A close examination of used bearings revealed that the premature failure could be arose by dents on the ball. Universal testing machine with specially designed tools is used to simulate the practical dents on the ball and test bearings are assembled with dented balls and new hearing components. The endurance test results showed that the dents on the balls were printed on the races and these phenomena come to premature failure.