Accession Number : ADP000708

Title :   Impact of NASA-Sponsored Research on Aircraft Turbine Engine Bearing Specifications,


Personal Author(s) : Nahm,A. H.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An attempt is made to briefly review the aircraft engine bearing materials and to discuss some of the impact made from a cooperative and collaborative effort among parties involved, such as government agencies, academic communities, steel companies, research institutes, and users(aircraft engine manufacturers). NASA's impact on the GE bearing design and specifications has been mentioned as an example. Without this concentrated and coordinated effort, the success we are enjoying in current gas-turbine-engine technology would be impossible. This team approach is important and must be continued to advance technology, to achieve improved performance, and to achieve better efficiency and reliability.

Descriptors :   *Bearings, *Steel, *Gas turbines, *Aircraft engines, *Symposia, *Technology transfer, Helicopters, Helicopter engines, Army aircraft, Research management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE