Accession Number : AD0462168

Title :   RESEARCH ON GAS LUBRICATION AT HIGH TEMPERATURES AND LOW FLOW RATES,

Corporate Author : MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC LATHAM NY

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, P. ; Eusepi, M.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : This report describes the second year's effort on a program that has as its objective the development of nitrogen gas lubricated bearings that have the best potential for stable operation at temperatures up to 1900 F and speeds to 60,000 RPM with low flow rates. The program concentrated on attaining quantitative performance data on dynamic rotor bearing behavior. The report summarizes the equipment, instrumentation and experimental work. Quantitative performance data and a dimensionless map which summarizes the stable speed capability of the 360-degree hybrid bearing are provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAS BEARINGS, *LUBRICATION, NITROGEN, FLUID FLOW, STABILITY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), DEFLECTION, LOW TEMPERATURE, HIGH TEMPERATURE.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE