Water-lubricated and dry-running properties of ceramic journal bearings

Peter Andersson (Corresponding Author)

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    Journal bearings and other well‐defined sliding surfaces are important for numerous moving mechanical assemblies. Quite often sliding surfaces are produced on particular components during fabrication, for which reason the manufacturer needs to know the properties of the materials in order to optimise production processes and the running‐in characteristics of the sliding surfaces. This paper describes application‐orientated tests to support the selection of ceramic materials for water‐lubricated and unlubricated journal bearings and similar sliding surfaces. The ceramics studied were different grades of alumina, sialon, silicon carbide, and zirconia. The most promising results were obtained with a dense, sintered silicon carbide.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-161
    Number of pages15
    JournalLubrication Science
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • ceramics
    • journal bearings
    • unlubricated
    • water lubrication


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