A RADIOMETRIC METHOD FOR APEX SEAL WEAR MEASUREMENTS IN ROTARY ENGINES
A radiometric method has been developed to measure apex seal wear in rotary engines. Seal wear rates are measured in ranges of micrograms/minute without engine disassembly, and at various speed and load conditions using a dynamometer. The method incorporates radioactive apex seals in the front rotor of a Mazda 10A engine. Neutron irradiation of commercial carbon-aluminum apex seals produced radioisotopes of iron and chromium. Experimental carbon-aluminum seals, containing terbium oxide as an additive to improve the nuclear properties of the seals, were also used.
New York, NY USA 10017
- Mayer, W J
- Anderson, R L
- Lechman, D C
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Durability tests; Engines; Measurement; Radiometers; Rotary engines; Seals (Devices); Securing and joining equipment; Testing equipment; Wear
- Old TRIS Terms: Radiometric method
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00095835
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #741066
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM