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Modelling the wear process in composite liner bearings

Gurung, Sujit, Clarke, Alastair, Evans, Henry, Colton, Michael and Woodhead, Johnpaul 2017. Modelling the wear process in composite liner bearings. Presented at: 44th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Lyon, 4-6 September 2017.
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This paper presents a numerical method for modelling wear in spherical composite liner bearings. These are bearings that have two rings with spherical surfaces to form a ball joint. The concave spherical surface of the outer ring is lined with a thin composite liner material which is a made of a woven fabric impregnated with a thermoset resin. Two fibre types are used in the fabric, a structural fibre and a solid lubricant fibre. The liner is made up of two fabric layers impregnated with resin that are bonded together between heated pressure plates. The surface layer has a high proportion of the solid lubricant fibre in its weave whilst the backing layer has a predominance of structural fibres with fewer lubricant fibres. These bearings are used extensively in reciprocating motion applications in the aerospace industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 September 2017
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 02:23

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