IDEAS AND HYPOTHESES ON PLAIN-BEARING FAILURES

The paper discusses plain-bearing defects and establishes hypotheses about correlations for plain-bearing failures. The low wear rates at continuous removal of material -- following a pronounced running-in wear -- can be explained only by foreign matter included in the lubricant or by material fatiguing. Tests made with engines that suffered of a critical oil shortage revealed that a bearing seizure is not developed within fractions of a second, provided the bearing as such is in perfect condition. Great loads and insufficient cooling shorten the critical period until failure caused by heat. Normally, bearing defects that occur in practice are caused by foreign matter.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Twelfth International Congress on Combustion Engines, Tokyo, Japan, May 22-31, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Council on Combustion Engines

    10 avenue Hoche
    75008 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Maass, H
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: B

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM