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Table 3

Input parameters (geometric characteristics and operating conditions) used to study the performance characteristics of layered connecting-rod bearing.

Parameter, Symbol Unit Value
Bearing diameter, D m 0.2032
Bearing length, L m 0.127
Radial clearance, C m
Circumferential groove width m 0.0127
Circumferential groove angular amplitude degrees 360
Ambient and cavitation pressures, patm, pcav Pa 0.0
Supply pressure, ps Pa 0.0
Young's modulus of bearing liner, E at T = 20 °C (68 F) [30] GPa
-Babbitt, lead base white metal 29
-Polyethylene high density 0.9
Poisson's ratio of bearing liner, σ at T = 20 °C (68 F) [30]
-Babbitt, lead base white metal 0.33
-Polyethylene high density 0.35
Thickness of bearing-liner, tl m 2 × 10−3

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