STP621_S4: A Radiometric Test to Determine the Lubricant Effect on Journal Bearing Load Capacity

    DeHart, AO
    General Motors Research Labs. General Motors Corp., Warren, MI

    Rosenberg, RC
    General Motors Research Labs. General Motors Corp., Warren, MI

    Hill, RF
    General Motors Research Labs. General Motors Corp., Warren, MI

    Schneider, EW
    General Motors Research Labs. General Motors Corp., Warren, MI

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 1980


    Abstract

    Radiometric techniques have been developed and successfully applied to journal bearing studies in a unidirectional bearing test machine. These techniques, which involve the detection of wear debris from a radioactive (113Sn ) test bearing, were used to determine bearing load capacity with both Newtonian and non-Newtonian lubricants. Results indicate that the radiometric method can rapidly provide information that correlates with other laboratory and engine test data.


    Paper ID: STP27340S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27340S


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