Wear and Friction in Liquid Nitrogen with Austenitic Stainless Steel Having Various Surface Coatings

  • D. W. Wisander
  • R. L. Johnson
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 4)


Cryogenic fuels, oxidants, and inert working fluids are important to propulsion systems for missiles. Turbopumps for handling these fluids may have bearings, seals, and other parts lubricated by the cryogenic liquids. The physical and chemical properties of most cryogenic liquids of interest are such that they might be expected to have very poor lubricating ability. It is therefore advantageous to utilize compatible slider materials in these cryogenic liquids.


Austenitic Stainless Steel Test Chamber Solid Lubricant Diffusion Coating Cryogenic Liquid 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Wisander
    • 1
  • R. L. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Lewis Flight Propulsion LaboratoryNational Advisory Committee for AeronauticsClevelandUSA

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