Fatigue and wear in a journal bearing

Sunday, November 15, 2009
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FATIGUE AND WEAR IN A JOURNAL BEARING (during start-up and boundary lubrication)When two bodies are pressed together contact stresses occur. The results of the work done in this area are due to Hertz and are referred to as Hertzian stresses. Two spec... read more
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Principles of journal bearing design

Monday, October 12, 2009
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The purpose of a bearing is to support a load. Deflection of the journal within the bearing can adversely affect the load carrying ability of the bearing. This deflection can be greatly reduced by increasing the diameter of the journal and decreasing... read more
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Bearing the brunt

Sunday, September 13, 2009
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For all of its engine bearing needs in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (CWTS) engines, PME Engines of Mooresville, North Carolina has researched heavily to meet its main and rod end requirements. On a mile-and-a-half oval like Chicagoland Speedway... read more
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Bearing the load

Friday, August 14, 2009
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“It is always a battle for our engine bearings,” says John Medlen, tuner for John Force Racing Funny Car driver Mike Neff in the NHRA’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. “Their survival is predicated on the cylinder pressure a... read more
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Bearings go round and round

Sunday, July 12, 2009
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SKF Automotive is well regarded for its work in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition, where it produces camshaft bearings used by major teams in this upper level racing. Still, the Plymouth, Michigan manufacturer has interests beyond the scope of re... read more
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What are 'Sputtered' Bearings?

Sunday, June 14, 2009
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In company with the small end bearing there’s no more hard working bearing surface than that found in the big end of high performance gasoline and diesel race engines. In a good example of a reverse technology flow - series production to racin... read more
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Make or break?

Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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In NHRA professional drag racing, main and con rod crankshaft journal bearings are among the items that can make or break a run. It stands to reason that when a team finds something that works well for them, they are inclined to leave well enoug... read more
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