Accession Number : AD0164042

Title :   Soft Rubber Squeeze Film Bearing.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Harbage,Alfred B. , Jr

Report Date : 02 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent describes a soft rubber bearing particularly for propeller shafts and applications wherein the bearings will be lubricated by the environmental fluid and wherein the bearing surface comprises pockets formed in the soft rubber which are completely filled with water when the pocket is non-bearing. When the bearing and thereby some of the filled pockets are rotated to a bearing position, the non-compressibility of the water supports the shaft and squeezes past the wall of the pocket to thereby lubricate the rubber lands or ends which would otherwise be in contact with the shaft.

Descriptors :   (*BEARINGS, *PATENTS), PROPELLERS(MARINE), RUBBER, WATER, SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS)

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE