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What Is An Induced Axial Load And How To Calculate it?

Friday, February 9th, 2018

All bearings with non-zero contact angles generate an axial load and apply as a radial load. Such generated load can be called by many names such as calculated thrust load, generated an axial force, and induced axial load (or IAL).

There is a very simple concept involved in IAL in terms of tapered roller bearings or contact ball bearings, the roller or the ball sits at an angle. Each time you place an extra radial load, you are pushing the roller down the hill. It implies that such action is generating a substantial axial component.