COMPARISON OF THE FRICTION COEFFICIENT FOR SELECTED CAR SUSPENSIONS ELEMENTS
- 1 Department of Vehicles and Fundamentals of Machine Design, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
- 2 Department of lndustrial Engineering and Systems, University of Sonora, Mexico
- 3 Department of Fluid, Energy Machines, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
This paper presents values comparison of friction coefficient inside ball joints depending course given by the vehicle, period of exploitation and the vehicle brand. Friction coefficient were defined on the contact surface between steel ball joint pin and the ball joint seat made from plastic covered by PTFE. For the selected working pair of the elements comparison of friction coefficient in load function are done. The preform of the measurements methodology and the test bench are additional show in the paper.