Browse Publications Technical Papers 2012-01-0973
2012-04-16

A Study on Behavior of Dust Cover Under Low Temperature Environment 2012-01-0973

Several number of ball joints are used in the suspension system. For these ball joints, rubber dust covers are used in order to maintain sufficient lubrication and protect the ball joint from contaminants such as water and dusts. In recent years, the number of breakage or grease leakage of the dust cover used under ultralow temperature is increasing with the growth of automobile selling in developing countries. In this research, we have studied the mechanism of dust cover breakage under ultralow temperature by focusing on the low temperature behavior of a rubber material.

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