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Title: High sensitivity bearing tester and systems thereof

Abstract

The present invention relates to an apparatus for testing a bearing, as well as systems including such an apparatus. In one instance, the apparatus allows for torsional losses of a bearing to be determined in a highly sensitive manner. Results can be determined in a controlled environment, as the system can include an environmental enclosure to encapsulate the testing apparatus.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandis, LLC, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1568701
Patent Number(s):
10371598
Application Number:
15/659,479
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandis, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01L - MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01M - TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 07/25/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Nation, Brendan L., Dugger, Michael T., and Garfield, Rand. High sensitivity bearing tester and systems thereof. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Nation, Brendan L., Dugger, Michael T., & Garfield, Rand. High sensitivity bearing tester and systems thereof. United States.
Nation, Brendan L., Dugger, Michael T., and Garfield, Rand. Tue . "High sensitivity bearing tester and systems thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568701.
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