Accession Number : ADD008978

Title :   Offset-Pad Bearing.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sides,Nathan T ; Daugherty,Thomas L

Report Date : 01 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A bearing pad for slidably supporting a relatively movable load applying member. The pad comprises a face member swingably mounted on a base member and having a bearing surface laterally offset toward the leading edge from the nadir of the base member and facing the movable member whereby the load normal to the bearing surface and frictional drag across the bearing surface both act to cause the face member to swing arcuately in the direction of movement of the moving member thereby tilting the bearing surface for trapping a wedged shaped film of lubricant between the bearing surface and the movable member. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Bearings, *Loads(Forces), Friction, Drag, Mobile, Surfaces, Leading edges, Films, Inventions, Lubricants, Shape

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE