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Title: Journal bearing

Abstract

1. An improved journal bearing comprising in combination a non-rotatable cylindrical bearing member having a first bearing surface, a rotatable cylindrical bearing member having a confronting second bearing surface having a plurality of bearing elements, a source of lubricant adjacent said bearing elements for supplying lubricant thereto, each bearing element consisting of a pair of elongated relatively shallowly depressed surfaces lying in a cylindrical surface co-axial with the non-depressed surface and diverging from one another in the direction of rotation and obliquely arranged with respect to the axis of rotation of said rotatable member to cause a flow of lubricant longitudinally along said depressed surfaces from their distal ends toward their proximal ends as said bearing members are rotated relative to one another, each depressed surface subtending a radial angle of less than 360.degree., and means for rotating said rotatable bearing member to cause the lubricant to flow across and along said depressed surfaces, the flow of lubricant being impeded by the non-depressed portions of said second bearing surface to cause an increase in the lubricant pressure.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. New York, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862530
Patent Number(s):
3955860
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01D - NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, e.g. STEAM TURBINES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16C - SHAFTS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-50
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
journal; bearing; improved; comprising; combination; non-rotatable; cylindrical; surface; rotatable; confronting; plurality; elements; source; lubricant; adjacent; supplying; thereto; element; consisting; pair; elongated; relatively; shallowly; depressed; surfaces; lying; co-axial; non-depressed; diverging; direction; rotation; obliquely; arranged; respect; axis; flow; longitudinally; distal; proximal; rotated; relative; subtending; radial; angle; 360; degree; means; rotating; impeded; portions; increase; pressure; bearing element; bearing elements; cylindrical surface; bearing surface; rotated relative; rotatable cylindrical; journal bearing; relatively shallow; bearing comprising; cylindrical bearing; /384/415/

Citation Formats

Menke, John R, and Boeker, Gilbert F. Journal bearing. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Menke, John R, & Boeker, Gilbert F. Journal bearing. United States.
Menke, John R, and Boeker, Gilbert F. Tue . "Journal bearing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862530.
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title = {Journal bearing},
author = {Menke, John R and Boeker, Gilbert F},
abstractNote = {1. An improved journal bearing comprising in combination a non-rotatable cylindrical bearing member having a first bearing surface, a rotatable cylindrical bearing member having a confronting second bearing surface having a plurality of bearing elements, a source of lubricant adjacent said bearing elements for supplying lubricant thereto, each bearing element consisting of a pair of elongated relatively shallowly depressed surfaces lying in a cylindrical surface co-axial with the non-depressed surface and diverging from one another in the direction of rotation and obliquely arranged with respect to the axis of rotation of said rotatable member to cause a flow of lubricant longitudinally along said depressed surfaces from their distal ends toward their proximal ends as said bearing members are rotated relative to one another, each depressed surface subtending a radial angle of less than 360.degree., and means for rotating said rotatable bearing member to cause the lubricant to flow across and along said depressed surfaces, the flow of lubricant being impeded by the non-depressed portions of said second bearing surface to cause an increase in the lubricant pressure.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {5}
}

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