Accession Number : AD0637276

Title :   EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION OF EXTERNALLY-PRESSURIZED STEAM-LUBRICATED JOURNAL BEARING INSTABILITIES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC LATHAM N Y

Personal Author(s) : Dougherty,Denis E. ; Orcutt,F. K.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report describes the results of an exploratory investigation aimed at providing further insight into the nature of the instabilities and into ways of avoiding them with less restriction on steam supply and environmental conditions. The results are encouraging since they show that it is possible to start steam bearings from room temperature and operate with no external heating without serious instability.

Descriptors :   (*JOURNAL BEARINGS, STABILITY), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, TEMPERATURE, STEAM, LUBRICATION, PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE