Friction and wear properties of Cu and Fe-based P/M bearing materials

Tufekci K., Kurbanoglu C., DURAK E., Tunay R.

JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.20, no.4, pp.513-521, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The performances of porous bearings under different operating conditions were experimentally investigated in this Study. Material groups studied are 90%Cu + 10%Sn bronze and 1%C + % balance Fe iron-based self-lubricating P/M bearings at constant (85%) density. In the experiments, the variation of the coefficient of friction and wear ratio of those two different group materials for different sliding speeds, loads, and temperatures were investigated. As a result, the variation of the friction coefficient - temperature for both constant load, and constant sliding speed, friction coefficient - average bearing pressure, PV - wear loss and temperature-wear loss curves were plotted and compared with each other for two materials, separately. The test results showed that Cu-based bearings have better friction and wear properties than Fe-based bearings.