As part of a broad transmission design philosophy, the understanding and application of tribological systems is critical. The number of interacting surfaces within a modern automotive transmission continues to increase, while the demands on the system continue to press the limits of traditional technologies. The understanding of each surface interaction within the greater system becomes increasingly important as each component is asked to do more to benefit the overall system.
This short course will present the tribological performance of polymeric plain bearings as related to transmission applications. It will deal with the various wear and damage mechanisms that can occur with a polymer bearing in transmissions. The damage mechanisms discussed will include adhesion, abrasion, fatigue and erosion. A brief discussion of relevant lubrication states, boundary lubrication and fluid film formation, will also be included.
The course will also address specific mechanical design issues associated with using polymer plain bearings within the transmission.
By participating in this course, you will be able to:
This course will be especially valuable for engineers who design, calibrate and/or integrate any common style transmission into the following types of vehicles: passenger cars, light trucks, light duty off-highway vehicles, light duty farm machinery, and military vehicles.
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Michael Kim is Principal Engineer for Tribological Materials at GGB Bearing Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Drexel University and has spent 20+ years in the development, testing and application of tribological materials. That has included the development of numerous multi-layer and functionally gradient self-lubricating composite materials designed for use in aggressive bearing applications.
Matt Steiner is the Applications Engineering Leader for the Automotive Segment at GGB Bearing Technology. He holds a BSME from Kettering University and has spent 10+ years in component design and systems engineering. The applications engineering team at GGB is responsible for the implementation of tribological solutions within customer products and the identification of key market needs and technological opportunities.