Split crankshafts

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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The vast majority of race crankshafts that we see are made from one piece of material and are generally machined from either a billet of wrought steel, a forging or possibly a casting - certainly in the case of multi-cylinder engines this is the norm... read more
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Camshaft drive gears

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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While the main purpose of a crank is obvious, it has many other demands placed upon it. Rotating constantly as it does, it is ideal for taking drives to other assemblies such as pumps. While it is possible to drive pumps electrically - and there are ... read more
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Oil-hole details

Friday, July 02, 2010
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The fatigue behaviour of a crankshaft is dictated by the service loads it is expected to cope with, its manufacture and its geometry. In numerous articles concerning crankshafts, surface treatments and materials, RET-Monitor has stressed the critical... read more
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Further thoughts on Crankshaft Oiling

Thursday, May 13, 2010
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The previous article looked at the recent trend in crankshaft lubrication commonly known as the 'nose-feed' method. In that article, the basics of the concept were explained, along with some of the perceived advantages of using this method of providi... read more
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Crankshaft Oiling

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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In a previous article discussing the oil holes which are necessary in crankshafts, the author briefly discussed one of the methods by which oil is transferred to the crankpins for the purpose of lubricating the big end of the con rod and its bearings... read more
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Applying Matinaglia's good advice

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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In the author's article on the mitigation of stress concentration in critical areas of crankshafts last month (Crankshafts: Stress-concentration mitigation), we mentioned the 1943 paper by Matinaglia. Some of his findings are repeated in the books by... read more
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