Seizure behaviour of some selected Pb-free engine bearing materials under lubricated condition
Number of Authors: 3
2017 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, E-ISSN 1879-2464Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Under severe operating conditions seizure can occur in engine bearings. Therefore it is important to study seizure behaviour of selected Pb-free bearing materials that may replace the conventional Pb-based materials. Seizure tests were carried out using a block-on-ring test configuration by stepwise increasing applied load at a constant rotational speed using base oil and also fully formulated engine oil respectively. The bearing materials are ranked in terms of friction and seizure load. Al-Sn based lining without overlay shows higher friction and lower seizure load in both oils. Polyamide-imide based overlay containing MoS2 and graphite and Pb-based material show no sign of seizure. For Sn-based overlay plated materials seizure load is higher in fully formulated engine oil than in base oil.
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Research subject Machine Elements
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62562DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2017.03.021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-62562DiVA: diva2:1082946