Failure of Torque Sensor Bearing 8f a Garrett Engine

Radhakrishnan, S and Raghuram, AC and Krishnan, RV and Ramachandran, V (1987) Failure of Torque Sensor Bearing 8f a Garrett Engine. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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In a Garrett engine, presence of metal particles in the engine oil and oil filter was reported. After strip examination of the engine, it was found that one of the two bearings of the torque sensor was not freely rotating. The inner race of this bearing had suffered brinelling and some of the balls showed excessive wear. Some of the holes of the bearing cage had flared, resulting in formation of burr. Excessive clearance between the outer race of the bearing and its steel housing, coupled with insufficient lubrication have resulted in the wear of the bearings and the metal particles entering the oil stream.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aeroengine, torque sensor bearings, bearing retaining' plate, wavy washer, brinelling, ball and cage wear
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2012 06:52
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2012 06:52

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