An Analysis Method of Carrying Capacity Accuracy of Three-Row Roller Slewing Bearing
Keywords:Three-row roller slewing bearing, Carrying capacity, Finite element mesh size, Nonlinear spring stiffness, Analysis accuracy
Three-row roller slewing bearings are the core components of large-scale rotating equipment. It has a large structural size and is subjected to heavy loads, which requires extremely high carrying capacity. The effect of finite element mesh size on the carrying capacity accuracy of three-row roller slewing bearing is investigated. A local finite element model is established to analyze the contact area between the roller and the raceway, which is compared with the Hertz contact theory to verify the reasonable mesh size of the finite element model. The local spring finite element model is established, and the effect of the mesh size on the offset and the declination of the upper and lower raceway is investigated; The overall finite element model of the slewing bearing is established to analyze the effect of the mesh size and the nonlinear spring stiffness on the carrying capacity accuracy. The whole circle deformation of the ring and the load distribution is investigated to determine the reasonable mesh size. This article provides a method and idea for the verification of the three-row roller slewing bearing finite element model, which is beneficial to improve the calculation accuracy of the bearing capacity of the three-row roller slewing bearing.