Embeddability behaviour of tin-based bearing material in dry sliding


MATERIALS & DESIGN, vol.28, no.8, pp.2344-2350, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2006.06.020
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS & DESIGN
  • Page Numbers: pp.2344-2350


In this study, tin-based bearing material has been investigated in dry sliding conditions. The low Sb content (7%) is known as SAE 12 and is Sn-Sb-Cu alloy and is widely used in the automotive industry. 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. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-disperse X-ray spectrography (EDX) are used to understand the tribological events, especially embeddability.