Accession Number : AD0700683

Title :   THERMAL DISTORTION OF SPIRAL-GROOVED GAS-LUBRICATED THRUST BEARINGS,

Corporate Author : MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC LATHAM N Y

Personal Author(s) : Wachmann,Constantin ; Malanoski,Stanley B. ; Vohr,John H.

Report Date : 29 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Self-heating during operation causes a bearing to undergo thermal distortion. A method is presented to determine the consequent effects on the load capacity of a spiral-grooved air-lubricated thrust bearing designed for maximum load capacity. The effect of mode of heat removal is discussed. Appropriate performance curves and a worked example are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS BEARINGS, DISTORTION), (*THRUST BEARINGS, THERMAL STRESSES), HEATING, LOADS(FORCES), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE