Accession Number : ADA017777

Title :   Theoretical Analysis of Swing-Pad Bearings,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Dawson,Charles W.

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The Swing-Pad bearing is a new lubricated sliding-surface bearing. The surfaces are kept separate by fluid-dynamic forces produced by the swinging action of the bearing pads. The standard Reynolds equations of lubrication theory are solved for a simple example of this bearing and simple formulas are obtained for predicting the bearing performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Bearings, Performance(Engineering), Sliding friction, Laminates, Elastomers, Metals, Curved profiles

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE