Bearing materials that are used in the construction of engines must be a compromise between strength to carry the imposed loads, seizure resistance in the event of oil film breakdown, and the ability to embed particles of dirt if the oil filtration is inadequately maintained. New developments in the field of bearing materials are discussed, and these include tin-aluminum and aluminum-silicon alloys, which, after testing, were found to be superior than conventional bearing materials. Individual bearing material requirements for medium speed diesel engines, high speed diesels, and gas turbines and gearboxes are also discussed, with the type of bearing materials used in each case described and explained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is excerpted from technical data supplied by the author on "Selecting the Optimum Bearing Material".
  • Authors:
    • Conway-Jones, J M
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Accession Number: 00052057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM