Experimental Investigation on Radial Ball Bearing Parameters Using Taguchi Method

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Mechanical Engineering, Assistant professor, NBKR institute of science and Technology, Nellore, India



4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, CMR College of Engineering and Technology Kandlakoya, Hyderabad, 501401 India


In this work, characteristics of various ball bearing parameters are studied under different loads and rotational speeds. By using Dimensional Analysis (DA), dimensionless parameters are computed which provides solution for a group of parameters. This analysis can be accomplished by using the Buckingham π-theorem. DA leads to reduction of the number of independent parameters involved in a problem. These independent parameters get expressed as dimensionless groups. These dimensionless groups are always ratios of important physical quantities involved in the problem of interest. In modeling and experimentation, its main function is to reduce the amount of independent variables, simplify the solution, and generalize the results. It becomes an effective method, especially if a complete mathematical model of the investigated process is not known. Moreover, in the present work the Buckingham π-theorem is applied to find the influencing parameter π5 by using the Taguchi method.


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