A study on tribological behaviour of tin-based bearing material in dry sliding

Zeren A., Feyzullahoglu E., Zeren M.

MATERIALS & DESIGN, vol.28, no.1, pp.318-323, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2005.05.016
  • Journal Name: MATERIALS & DESIGN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.318-323
  • Keywords: tin-based materials, tribology, dry sliding, WEAR
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this study., we investigated the tribological behaviour of two different tin-based bearing materials in dry sliding conditions. One of these alloys with low Sb content (7%) is known as SAE 12 and is widely used in the automotive industry and the other with high Sb content (20%) is a Sn-Sb-Cu alloy. Wear and friction characteristics were determined with respect to sliding distance, sliding speed and bearing load, using a Tecquipment HFN type 5 journal bearing test equipment. Hardness measurements were carried out to determine the effect of the increase in Sb content and its impact on tribological properties. Light microscopy is used to understand the tribological events in these two different bearing materials.