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Modelling the wear behaviour of a self-lubricating composite bearing

Gay, Russell, Evans, Henry Peredur, Snidle, Raymond Walter, Clarke, Alastair, Bell, Andrew and Colton, Michael 2014. Modelling the wear behaviour of a self-lubricating composite bearing. Presented at: 69th STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Florida, USA, 18-22 May 2014.

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Abstract

The paper describes a numerical model for estimating the progression of wear in a self lubricating spherical plain bearing over its useful wear life. Self-lubricating bearings have been in widespread use since the mid-1950s, predominantly in the aerospace industry where they have the advantage of being low maintenance components. They are commonly used in relatively low speed, reciprocating applications such as control surface actuators, and usually consist of a spherical bearing with the inner and outer elements separated by a composite textile resin-bonded liner. A mathematical model has been developed which can be used to predict the local contact pressures and wear rates in a composite bearing at different states of wear. Results from the model have been verified against full-scale bearing tests.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 19:47
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/68636

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