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

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Authors: Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Hadfield, M. and Davies, S.

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Journal: Tribology Transactions

Volume: 56

Issue: 4

Pages: 637-644

eISSN: 1547-397X

ISSN: 1040-2004

DOI: 10.1080/10402004.2013.771416

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.

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Authors: Saeed, A., Khan, Z.A., Hadfield, M. and Davies, S.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/20619/

Journal: Tribology Transactions

Volume: 56

Issue: 4

Pages: 637-644

eISSN: 1547-397X

ISSN: 1040-2004

DOI: 10.1080/10402004.2013.771416

Material characterization and wear evaluation of the original and replacement pistons and cylinder liners from a Tiger 131 are reported. The original piston and cylinder liner were operative in the Tiger engine during WWII. The replacement piston and cylinder liner were used as substitutes and were obtained after failure in 2 h of operation in the actual engine. Material characterization revealed that the original piston was aluminum silicon hypereutectic alloy approximately matching the specification of RSA-419 AE, with a silicon content of 19.92 wt%. The replacement piston was aluminum copper alloy with a low silicon content of 0.73 wt%, approximately satisfying specifications of Al 2031 and Al 2618-T6. Scuffing, material removal, and ploughing were observed in the replacement piston and cylinder liner. These failures were attributed to inadequate piston material and design. The replacement piston average surface roughness was 9.09 μm and for the replacement cylinder liner it was 5.78 μm. Characterization results showed that both the original and replacement cylinder liners consisted of mostly iron, which is indicative of cast iron, a common material for this application. © Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

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Authors: Saeed, A., Khan, Z.A., Hadfield, M. and Davies, S.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/20619/

Journal: TRIBOLOGY TRANSACTIONS

Volume: 56

Issue: 4

Pages: 637-644

ISSN: 1040-2004

DOI: 10.1080/10402004.2013.771416

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