The Expert Forum for Bearings. 5 - 6 July, 2022 in Würzburg, Germany.

The fourth expert forum on “Industrial Research and Science in Dialogue with Practical Application,” focuses on the topic of bearings in theory and application.

In technology, wherever there is movement, rolling element and plain bearings are essential. This is true for general mechanical engineering, the automotive industry and others. Bearings transmit operating forces between moving machine components, and therefore play a crucial role in the functionality, efficiency, and service life of the overall machine or system. The stresses on rolling bearings in particular are very high, and will continue to increase in the future, as will expectations of reliability. Therefore, appropriate bearing selection and dimensioning as well as the optimal design of the bearing environment are indispensable. This requires constant growth in expertise based on practical experience and scientific knowledge. This includes, for example, bearing installation to ensure optimum clearance and preload, lubrication and sealing design, corrosion protection, condition monitoring, and targeted improvements based on extensive failure analysis.

BEARING WORLD focuses on all aspects of bearings. 

The goal of BEARING WORLD is to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience between universities and engineers from the industry who are involved in or responsible for the design, development, manufacturing and assembly, or the practical operation or maintenance of bearings.

Topics 2022:

  • Drive technology applications and challenges to bearings
  • Calculation and bearing dimensioning
  • Life and durability
  • Energy efficiency
  • Rolling bearing dynamics
  • NVH (noise, vibration, harshness)
  • Bearing damage
  • Manufacturing aspects, tolerances
  • Validation
  • Lubrication
  • Lab testing vs. field performance
  • Smart bearings
  • Model-based systems engineering

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