We have developed a three-dimensional dynamic simulation tool for tapered roller bearings using commercially available analysis software, ADAMS (MSC. Software). Cage motion in six degrees was analyzed with the simulation tool and was measured by experiments. The results showed the validity of the simulation tool. Regarding the cage behavior, as the traction forces between rollers and races grew, the amplitude of the cage whirl motion increased up to the radial guide clearance between the roller and its cage pocket.

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