Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Research article
01 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 01 Sep 2017

A dynamic thermal-mechanical model of the spindle-bearing system

Haitong Wang, Yonglin Cai, and Heng Wang

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A dynamic thermal-mechanical model of the spindle-bearing system is proposed to investigate the transient thermal characteristics. A spindle-bearing system with adjustable and measurable preload is designed and constructed. Validated by the experiments, thermal feedbacks on boundary conditions and thermal contact conductance are non-ignorable for the accurate simulation. The proposed model could also be generalized in other mechanical systems to improve the prediction accuracy.