Accession Number : AD0780056

Title :   Effect of Surface Profiles on Characteristics of Concentric Recoil Bearings

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL NY

Personal Author(s) : Montgomery, Robert S

PDF Url : AD0780056

Report Date : Jun 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An object of the design of a concentric recoil bearing is to insure reliable full-film lubrication over as much of the recoil and counter recoil motions as possible. The surface profile has a great effect on the oil film produced in the bearing. A straight bearing profile produces only a thin and unreliable film. A small taper on the leading edge greatly improves the situation. However, a shallow blind pocket in the loaded sector of the bearing was the best surface profile of those studied. Although the pocket was less than a mil deep, it resulted in a faster acting bearing and an appreciable thicker oil film. At the highest bearing pressure, the 10 millisecond film thickness was almost twice that of the next best profile studied.

Descriptors :   *ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS, *GUNS, *RECOIL MECHANISMS, *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), LUBRICATING OILS, RECOIL

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Combat Vehicles
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE