LUBRICATING WITH ELASTOMERS -- THE CONCEPT AND TWO RAILROAD APPLICATIONS

The paper introduces the concept that elastomers are lubricants. The concept is developed by considering the nature and behavior of elastomers, then comparing this to the properties needed in a lubricant. A section on the general design of elastomer parts for lubrication is given, followed by two design examples. The examples are elastomeric parts designed to overcome lubrication problems on railroad freight cars.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rubber and Plastics Division for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, N. Y., Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 1964.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Thomas, D G
  • Publication Date: 1964-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME #64-WA/RP-14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM