Propshaft - Driveshaft Centre Support Bearing Testing
The centre bearing keeps the shaft in the correct position and attaches it to the chassis or body via rubber and metal mountings. This reduces vibration and helps to protect against bending and vertical changes. The static and dynamic testing of the driveshaft centre support bearing units contributes to an accurate prediction of the operating characteristics of individual designs. The requirements of such automotive parts are an adequate service life and an ability to function under all peak load situations. The target is to study all aspects of the support bearing as bearing and rubber life, flange fatigue, stresses etc.