Bearing Steel Technology

    Beswick JM
    Published: 2002

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    STP 1419 provides the latest global information on bearing steel manufacture and service life endurance, along with an up-to-date perspective on rolling bearing steel technologies. 34 peer-reviewed papers cover:

    Bearing Steel Process Developments reviews global bearing steel making technologies, including a description of a billet casting friendly steel grade. Topics also cover never-before published data on the relative segregation levels for ingot and continuously cast 1C-1.5Cr, bearing steel, the effect of steel making processing parameters, and the soaking practice on bearing steel segregation properties.

    Steel Technology and Bearing Component Manufacture discusses the machinability parameters in bearing steels within the Swedish bearing industry and relevant testing methodologies. This section also covers modernistic steel technologies related to improved environmental aspects of the hardening heat treatment process.

    Developments in Bearing Steel Quality Assessment and Correlation’s with Bearing Life examines the use of ultrasonic techniques for internal cleanliness assessment, the use of statistics of extreme values (SEV), and a new method based on generalized Pareto distribution (GPD) when using optical microscopy.

    Developments in Bearing Service Life Testing covers rolling bearing service life, as opposed to "pure" rolling contact fatigue life testing.

    Bearing Metallurgy Developments for Improved Service Life describes the technologies pertaining to new alloys, heat treatments and microstructure control for improved served life and extreme conditions.

    Developments in High Alloy Steel for Improved High Temperature and Enhanced Corrosion Resistance Properties addresses the demand in the rolling bearing industry, particularly aerospace, for high temperature and corrosion resistance.

    Microstructural Changes and its Relationships with Bearing Life and Life Time Predictions focuses on the material physics aspects associated with the Hertzian contact cyclic process in rolling bearing contacts.

    Material Factors in Bearing Life Calculations deals with rolling bearing life endurance models.


    STP 1419 is a valuable resource for bearing and steel manufacturers and purchasers, bearing designers, researchers and technologists, and tribologists.

    Table of Contents

    Development of 5280 Rolling Bearing Steel for Improved Performance and Productivity
    Beck G., Dimitry P., Eberhard R., McDonough P., Zock H.

    Effect of Steel Making and Processing Parameters on Carbide Banding in Commercially Produced ASTM A-295 52100 Bearing Steel
    Adishesha P.

    Ultra Clean Steel For Anti-Friction Bearing Applications
    Chakrabarti I., Ganguly S., Maheshwari M., Mukherjee T.

    Machinability Control — A Topic of Great Importance to the Engineering Industry
    Johansson T., Sandqvist H.

    Environmentally Friendly Bearing Steel With Reduced Hardening Distortion
    Ölund L., Lund T.

    Appropriate Techniques for Internal Cleanliness Assessment
    Auclair G., Daguier P.

    Influence of Hydrogen Trapped by Inclusions on Fatigue Strength of Bearing Steel
    Murakami Y., Yokoyama N.

    Statistical Prediction of the Maximum Inclusion Size in Bearing Steels
    Anderson C., Atkinson H., Sellars C., Shi G., Yates J.

    Steel Supplier Evaluation Techniques To Assure Bearing Performance
    Wolfe J.

    Study of Evaluating Method for Non-Metallic Inclusions and Development of Slag Refining for Bearing Steel
    Asai K., Fujii I., Nagayama H., Nishikawa T., Nishimon S., Sugimoto T.

    Higher Macro-Cleanliness of Bearing Steels Needs More Accurate Measuring-Methods
    Delhaes C., Thiery D.

    Recent Evaluation Procedures of Nonmetallic Inclusions in Bearing Steels (Statistics of Extreme Value Method and Development of Higher Frequency Ultrasonic Testing Method)
    Hiraoka K., Kato Y., Nuri Y., Sato K.

    A New Physically Based Model for Predicting the Fatigue Life Distribution of Rolling Bearings
    Baudry G., Daguier P., Dudragne G., Fougères R., Girodin D., Lormand G., Nelias D., Vincent A.

    Estimation of Rolling Bearing Life under Contaminated Lubrication
    Tanaka H., Tsushima N.

    Rolling Contact Fatigue Under Water-Infiltrated Lubrication
    Matsumoto Y., Murakami Y., Oohori M.

    Microstructural Optimisation of Bearing Steels for Operation Under Contaminated Lubrication by Using the Experimental Method of Dented Surfaces
    Böhmer H., Eberhard R.

    Rolling Contact Fatigue Tests to Investigate Surface Initiated Damage and Tolerance to Surface Dents
    Dudragne G., Girodin D., Guers R., Ville F.

    Development of Long Life Rolling Bearings for Use in the Extreme Conditions
    Goto M., Ohta A., Shibata M., Toda K.

    The Effect of V, Al and N on the Fatigue Life of a Carbonitrided Bearings
    Choi S., Han S., Jung B., Lee J., Park C., Song B., Yoo S.

    Development of a New Material for Guide Roll Bearings for Continuous Casting Machine
    Oohori M., Yamamura K.

    Improved Bearing Steel for Applications Involving Debris, Higher Loads and Temperatures
    Auclair G., Baudry G., Bellus J., Daguier P., Dudragne G., Girodin D., Jacob G., RofèsVernis J.

    The Effect of Bearing Steel Composition and Microstructure on Debris Dented Rolling Element Bearing Performance
    Carlson D., Chidester A., Imundo J., Pitsko R.

    Wear and Corrosion Resistant PM Tool Steels for Advanced Bearing Applications
    Dixon R., Hann B., Kajinic A.

    A Comparison of the Mechanical and Physical Properties of Contemporary and New Alloys for Aerospace Bearing Applications
    Anthony D., Ragen M., Spitzer R.

    Progress in the Evaluation of CSS-42L™: A High Performance Bearing Alloy
    Balliett S., Burrrier H., Knepper R., Maloney J., Tomasello C.

    Duplex Hardening for Aerospace Bearing Steels
    Streit E., Trojahn W.

    Carburizable High Speed Steel Alloys
    Hetzner D.

    The Development of Bearing Steels with Long Life and High Corrosion Resistance
    Oohori M., Tanaka S., Yamamura K.

    Local Elasto-Plastic Properties of Bearing Steels determined by Nano-Indentation Measurements
    Elghazal H., Girodin D., Hamel A., Lormand G., Vincent A.

    Microstructural Stability and Bearing Performance
    Voskamp A.

    A Physically Based Endurance Limit Model for Through Hardened and Surface Hardened Bearing Steels
    Dudragne G., Fougères R., Girodin D., Lormand G., Vincent A.

    Fatigue Limit Stress — A New and Superior Criterion for Life Rating of Rolling Bearing Materials
    Harris T.

    Application of a New Physically Based Model to Determine the Influence of Inclusion Population and Loading Conditions on the Distribution of Bearing Lives
    Baudry G., Daguier P., Dudragne G., Girodin D., Lormand G., Piot D., Vincent A.

    Rolling Bearing Material Quality Fatigue Testing - Material Quality Life Factors
    Beswick J., de Wit G., Gabelli A., Ioannides S., Kerrigan A., Korenhof B., Krock H.

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: A01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1419-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5466-7

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2894-1

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