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Title: Fluid lubricated bearing assembly

Abstract

1. A support for a loaded rotatable shaft comprising in combination on a housing having a fluid-tight cavity encasing an end portion of said shaft, a thrust bearing near the open end of said cavity for supporting the axial thrust of said shaft, said thrust bearing comprising a thrust plate mounted in said housing and a thrust collar mounted on said shaft, said thrust plate having a central opening the peripheral portion of which is hermetically sealed to said housing at the open end of said cavity, and means for supplying a fluid lubricant to said thrust bearing, said thrust bearing having a lubricant-conducting path connecting said lubricant supplying means with the space between said thrust plate and collar intermediate the peripheries thereof, the surfaces of said plate and collar being constructed and arranged to inhibit radial flow of lubricant and, on rotation of said thrust collar, to draw lubricant through said path between the bearing surfaces and to increase the pressure therebetween and in said cavity and thereby exert a supporting force on said end portion of said shaft.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Leonia, NJ
  2. New York, NY
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862561
Patent Number(s):
3960468
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
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
DOE Contract Number:  
OEMSR412
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fluid; lubricated; bearing; assembly; support; loaded; rotatable; shaft; comprising; combination; housing; fluid-tight; cavity; encasing; portion; thrust; near; supporting; axial; plate; mounted; collar; central; peripheral; hermetically; sealed; means; supplying; lubricant; lubricant-conducting; path; connecting; space; intermediate; peripheries; surfaces; constructed; arranged; inhibit; radial; flow; rotation; draw; increase; pressure; therebetween; exert; force; thrust plate; bearing assembly; rotatable shaft; plate mounted; thrust collar; bearing surfaces; hermetically sealed; radial flow; thrust bearing; bearing surface; peripheral portion; axial thrust; fluid lubricated; hermetically seal; lubricated bearing; bearing comprising; /417/415/

Citation Formats

Boorse, Henry A, Boeker, Gilbert F, and Menke, John R. Fluid lubricated bearing assembly. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Boorse, Henry A, Boeker, Gilbert F, & Menke, John R. Fluid lubricated bearing assembly. United States.
Boorse, Henry A, Boeker, Gilbert F, and Menke, John R. Thu . "Fluid lubricated bearing assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862561.
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title = {Fluid lubricated bearing assembly},
author = {Boorse, Henry A and Boeker, Gilbert F and Menke, John R},
abstractNote = {1. A support for a loaded rotatable shaft comprising in combination on a housing having a fluid-tight cavity encasing an end portion of said shaft, a thrust bearing near the open end of said cavity for supporting the axial thrust of said shaft, said thrust bearing comprising a thrust plate mounted in said housing and a thrust collar mounted on said shaft, said thrust plate having a central opening the peripheral portion of which is hermetically sealed to said housing at the open end of said cavity, and means for supplying a fluid lubricant to said thrust bearing, said thrust bearing having a lubricant-conducting path connecting said lubricant supplying means with the space between said thrust plate and collar intermediate the peripheries thereof, the surfaces of said plate and collar being constructed and arranged to inhibit radial flow of lubricant and, on rotation of said thrust collar, to draw lubricant through said path between the bearing surfaces and to increase the pressure therebetween and in said cavity and thereby exert a supporting force on said end portion of said shaft.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
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