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Lubricants 2015, 3(3), 569-596;

Friction Reduction and Reliability for Engines Bearings

HEIG-VD, 1 route de Cheseaux, 1400 Yverdon, Switzerland
Renault S.A., 1 avenue du golf, 78280 Guyancourt, France
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Academic Editors: Romeo P. Glovnea and Michel Fillon
Received: 10 July 2015 / Revised: 10 July 2015 / Accepted: 16 July 2015 / Published: 23 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Friction and Lubrication of Bearings)
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Friction reduction is necessary in order to decrease engine emissions, so bearing friction needs to be reduced but with the constraint that low friction solutions should not affect bearing reliability. To meet this target of low friction and high reliability bearings, several technical solutions are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to evaluating friction reduction performance for each solution. Damage risks relating to customer uses are also presented in order to check that these risks are negligible with low friction solutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: friction; reliability; damage; bearing; engine friction; reliability; damage; bearing; engine

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Ligier, J.-L.; Noel, B. Friction Reduction and Reliability for Engines Bearings. Lubricants 2015, 3, 569-596.

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