Accession Number : AD0747667

Title :   Elastomer Viscoelasticity Effects in Compliant Surface Bearings.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK LUBRICATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Pirvics,J. ; Castelli,V.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : A bearing system using a compliant surface may be so constructed that the lubricant pressure distribution is either stationary or in motion relative to the elastomer. In the latter case the motion of the deformation in the elastomer introduces viscoelastic effects which can be important at conventional bearing velocities. The report is concerned with the assessment of these effects. Steady state operating conditions are computed and analytical techniques presented for the infinite width slide and infinite length journal bearing. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS, ELASTOMERS), (*ELASTOMERS, VISCOELASTICITY), JOURNAL BEARINGS, BONDING, FILMS, LUBRICANTS, STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE