This document defines, describes and classifies the characteristics of damage occurring in service in hydrodynamically lubricated metallic plain bearings due to cavitation erosion, together with possible countermeasures. It assists in understanding the various characteristic forms of damage which can occur.
Consideration is restricted to damage which has a well-defined appearance and which can be attributed to particular causes with a high degree of certainty. Various appearances are illustrated with photographs and diagrams.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 2019-05
Edition : 2Number of pages : 18
Technical Committee:Materials and lubricants, their properties, characteristics, test methods and testing conditions
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