An engineering model of spalling fatigue failure in rolling contact. I. The subsurface model

Y. P. Chiu, T. E. Tallian, J. I. McCool

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A model is advanced for explaining and predicting the incidence of rolling contact fatigue initiated at defects (inclusions) in the subsurface of the contacting bodies. The model is based on a crack growth rate law taking into account matrix strength properties, defect type and number, and the geometry of the macrotress field. The model accounts for many factors empirically known to influence rolling bearing fatigue life but which are not specifically included in the existing theory of rolling bearing fatigue life prediction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-446
Number of pages14
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1971


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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