This paper describes an approximate analysis for finding the elastostatic radial and end face distortion, radial pressure distribution, and solid body rotation of a flat ended axially profiled bearing roller under combined radial and axial loading through the ribs. It is found that a small but significant end face bulge occurs at each roller end when there is radial loading only. Upon the addition of an axial load, this bulge becomes a small depression. The altered geometry there may become significant during bearing operation, as it affects roller skew, wear, and lubrication between the ribs and roller and faces.

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