Isostatic polybutene in contact with a bronze journal was investigated as a bearing material combination for water lubrication. Aliphatic alcohols were used as model substances for protonic lubricants. The fact that even methanol is a better lubricant than water, in spite of its lower viscosity, is attributed to the lower degree of association. Stick-slip motions indicate boundary lubrication of varying degree. Although polybutene compares favorably with many other organic bearing materials, results of this study indicate that wettability with water is a requirement for further improvement. New bearing material designs for water lubrication are proposed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Navy Marine Engineering Laboratory

    Annapolis, MD  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Lagally, P
  • Publication Date: 1967-3

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  • Pagination: 34 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00015061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MEL-103/67 R&D Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM