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l / r. This decreases the angularity of the connecting rod and thus decreases the side thrust and the
resulting wear of the cylinder. But the larger length of the connecting rod increases the overall height
of the engine. Hence, a compromise is made and the ratio l / r is generally kept as 4 to 5.
The small end of the connecting rod is usually made in the form of an eye and is provided with
a bush of phosphor bronze. It is connected to the piston by means of a piston pin.
The big end of the connecting rod is usually made split (in two **halves) so that it can be
mounted easily on the crankpin bearing shells. The split cap is fastened to the big end with two cap
bolts. The bearing shells of the big end are made of steel, brass or bronze with a thin lining (about
0.75 mm) of white metal or babbit metal. The wear of the big end bearing is allowed for by inserting
thin metallic strips (known as shims) about 0.04 mm thick between the cap and the fixed half of the
connecting rod. As the wear takes...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 403 taught by Professor A.thirumoorthy during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.
- Spring '11