Accession Number : AD0680033

Title :   ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE GAS-LUBRICATED TILTING PAD THRUST BEARING.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Shapiro,W. ; Colsher,R.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The inherent self aligning capability and superior resistance to thermal distortion, of the gas-lubricated tilting-pad thrust bearing could often offset load capacity limitations and make it an attractive compromise for many applications. A numerical treatment for analyzing the tilting-pad thrust bearing is presented along with extensive performance information for a particular pad geometry. An optimum hydrodynamic crown profile and related dimensions are determined. The range of validity of incompressible theory and the rectangular approximation are also developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THRUST BEARINGS, ALIGNMENT), (*GAS BEARINGS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), CURVED PROFILES, DEFORMATION, THERMAL STABILITY, FRICTION, FILMS, PARABOLIC BODIES, SPHERES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE