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MTZ industrial

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 56–63 | Cite as

Bearing Technology Combinations for Low Friction Cranktrains

  • Rainer Aufischer
  • Gunther Hager
  • Kamal Hamdard
  • Martin Offenbecher
Research Engine Components
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The focus of emissions legislation has now expanded to include carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases with challenging targets set for the total efficiency of complete engine-powered systems. While cranktrain bearings are not the biggest contributor to engine friction, their effects need to be incorporated into efforts to minimise the environmental impact of combustion engines. Bearing specialist Miba Gleitlager has undertaken research to realise the potentials offered.

1 Engine Development Trends

Environmental regulations, efficiency and cost considerations have driven engine development over recent years. Forthcoming new legislation will also take account of greenhouse gases like CO 2to a much greater extent, and this will also drive fuel economy, which is directly linked. All the different components of complex transportation systems, from logistics via vehicles to components need to be addressed in order to support overall gains in efficiency. Although cranktrain bearings are...

Keywords

Journal Bearing Friction Loss Main Bearing Stribeck Curve Mixed Friction 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Aufischer
    • 1
  • Gunther Hager
    • 1
  • Kamal Hamdard
    • 1
  • Martin Offenbecher
    • 1
  1. 1.Miba Gleitlager Austria GmbHLaakirchenAustria

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