Accession Number : ADD014720

Title :   Vibration Reducing Thrust Bearing.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 13 Sep 89, patented 16 Oct 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Daugherty, Thomas L

Report Date : 16 Oct 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This patent discloses a thrust bearing for vibration reduction application which isolates the thrust shoes so that transmissions of vibrations induced by drag on the thrust shoes are attenuated or avoided. A thrust shoe carrier isolates the thrust shoes from the relatively stationary platform in which the bearing operates by providing a damped spring system with relatively low stiffness in the axial direction and relatively high stiffness in the torsional and radial directions. (JHD)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *THRUST BEARINGS, DAMPING, DRAG, VIBRATION ISOLATORS, PLATFORMS, REDUCTION, SHOES, SPRINGS, STATIONARY, STIFFNESS, THRUST, TORSION, VIBRATION

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE