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Solid Lubricant for Suspension and Steering Ball Joints
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 16, 2004 by SAE International in United States
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The second half of last century was characterized by environmental concerns. People and companies became critical regarding this matter and the consequence was a lot of new requirements.
The present paper will cover a research, which culminated with a new concept of a suspension and steering component. This new concept of a ball joint includes a solid lubricant in substitution of a liquid one (grease). This feature reduces the possibility of contaminate the environment in case of sealing failure.
Besides the environmental benefits, the new design improved the performance of the component.
The present work describes the research since the assumptions until conclusions. Comparative data was considered to demonstrate the advantages of the new concept.
CitationFracasso, H., Zucchini, M., and Santos, R., "Solid Lubricant for Suspension and Steering Ball Joints," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-3347, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-3347.
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