Material Characterization and Real-Time Wear Evaluation of Pistons and Cylinder Liners of the Tiger 131 Military Tank.

Saeed, A., Khan, Z. A., Hadfield, M. and Davies, S., 2013. Material Characterization and Real-Time Wear Evaluation of Pistons and Cylinder Liners of the Tiger 131 Military Tank. Tribology Transactions, 56 (4), pp. 637-644.

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DOI: 10.1080/10402004.2013.771416

Abstract

Material characterisation and wear evaluation of the original and replacement pistons and cylinder-liners of Tiger 131 is reported. Original piston and cylinder-liner were operative in the Tigers’ engine during WWII. The replacement piston and cylinder-liner were used as substitutes and were obtained after failure in two hours of operation in the actual engine. Material characterisation revealed that the original piston was aluminium silicon hypereutectic alloy whereas the replacement piston was aluminium copper alloy with very low silicon content. Both original and replacement cylinder-liners consisted of mostly iron which is indicative of cast iron, a common material for this application. The replacement piston average surface roughness was found to be 9.09 μm while for replacement cylinder-liner it was 5.78 μm.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1040-2004
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tiger 1 Tank, Material Characterization, Wear, Scuffing, Ploughing
Subjects:Technology > Manufacturing and Design > Design
Technology > Manufacturing and Design > Manufacturing
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:20619
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:06 Feb 2013 14:17
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 14:54

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