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Title: Fluid lubricated bearing construction

Abstract

1. A fluid lubricated thrust bearing assembly comprising, in combination, a first bearing member having a plain bearing surface, a second bearing member having a bearing surface confronting the bearing surface of said first bearing member and provided with at least one spiral groove extending inwardly from the periphery of said second bearing member, one of said bearing members having an axial fluid-tight well, a source of fluid lubricant adjacent to the periphery of said second bearing member, and means for relatively rotating said bearing members to cause said lubricant to be drawn through said groove and to flow between said bearing surfaces, whereby a sufficient pressure is built up between said bearing surfaces and in said well to tend to separate said bearing surfaces.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Riverdale, NY
  2. Leonia, NJ
  3. New York, NY
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862503
Patent Number(s):
3951573
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16C - SHAFTS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F04 - POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS F04D - NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
OEMSR412
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fluid; lubricated; bearing; construction; thrust; assembly; comprising; combination; plain; surface; confronting; provided; spiral; groove; extending; inwardly; periphery; axial; fluid-tight; source; lubricant; adjacent; means; relatively; rotating; drawn; flow; surfaces; whereby; sufficient; pressure; built; tend; separate; bearing assembly; bearing surfaces; assembly comprising; sufficient pressure; thrust bearing; bearing surface; extending inwardly; fluid lubricated; groove extending; lubricated thrust; lubricated bearing; bearing construction; /417/415/

Citation Formats

Dunning, John R, Boorse, Henry A, and Boeker, Gilbert F. Fluid lubricated bearing construction. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Dunning, John R, Boorse, Henry A, & Boeker, Gilbert F. Fluid lubricated bearing construction. United States.
Dunning, John R, Boorse, Henry A, and Boeker, Gilbert F. Thu . "Fluid lubricated bearing construction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862503.
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abstractNote = {1. A fluid lubricated thrust bearing assembly comprising, in combination, a first bearing member having a plain bearing surface, a second bearing member having a bearing surface confronting the bearing surface of said first bearing member and provided with at least one spiral groove extending inwardly from the periphery of said second bearing member, one of said bearing members having an axial fluid-tight well, a source of fluid lubricant adjacent to the periphery of said second bearing member, and means for relatively rotating said bearing members to cause said lubricant to be drawn through said groove and to flow between said bearing surfaces, whereby a sufficient pressure is built up between said bearing surfaces and in said well to tend to separate said bearing surfaces.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
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