Description: The rolling-contact fatigue spin rig was used to test balls of a bearing steel at maximum Hertz stresses of 600,000 to 750,000 psi. The effect of fiber orientation was observed with the ball track restricted to passing directly over the poles, coincident with the equator, or randomly around the ball. The polar areas were found to be weaker in fatigue than the nonpolar areas. This resulted in a much greater portion of the failures occurring in the polar areas than would be expected from a homogeneous material. The early failures are discussed.
Date: February 1957
Creator: Butler, Robert H.; Bear, H. Robert & Carter, Thomas L.
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