COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF THE PTFE/POM-HGW AND PTFE/EST SLIDING COUPLES IN THE POINT TIPPING SLIDING BEARINGS OF THE LAHN BRIDGE AT ESELSWIESE (ON THE GIESSEN RING ROAD WEST)

VERGLEICHENDE UNTERSUCHUNGEN DER GLEITPAARUNGEN PTFE/POM-HGW UND PTFE/EST IN PUNKTKIPPGLEITLAGERN DER LAHNBRUECKE ESELSWIESE (WESTUMGEHUNG GIESSEN)

THE BEARINGS WHICH WERE MADE BY THE FIRM KREUTZ, ERKRATH, AND INCORPORATED INTO THE STEEL STRUCTURE OF THE LAHN BRIDGE, HAVE NOW BEEN SUBJECTED TO TRAFFIC LOADING FOR 6 YEARS. TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE WAY THEY HAVE WORN AND THEIR LONG TERM BEHAVIOUR, THE BEARINGS ARE BEING DISMANTLED AND TESTED IN THE MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY AT STUTTGART.