A Study of Crankpin Failure in I.C. Engine

M. Senthil Kumar
2019 Zenodo  
A detailed study was carried out on crankshafts used in two wheeler made from C45 (EN 8/AISI 1042) steel. Undesirable noise was heard in crankshaft when the engine is in running. This was stated as failure of crankshaft. Material has been peeled off and seemed to be scraped at the central portion of the crankpin. It was the bearing seating place where oil hole also provided. Under analysis the crankpin was identified as tempered. Chemical composition, micro-hardness and microstructure were
more » ... structure were studied and compared with the specified properties of the crankpin material. Reason for failure is identified as wear due to lower hardness, improper lubrication and high operating oil temperature.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2668382 fatcat:bntyw27ambddvbypfiajerxpqa