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Title: Bearing for liquid metal pump

Abstract

A liquid metal pump bearing support comprises a series of tangentially oriented spokes that connect the bearing cylinder to the pump internals structure. The spokes may be arranged in a plurality of planes extending from the bearing cylinder to the pump internals with the spokes in one plane being arranged alternately with those in the next plane. The bearing support structure provides the pump with sufficient lateral support for the bearing structure together with the capability of accommodating differential thermal expansion without adversely affecting pump performance.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Shaler Township, Allegheny County, PA
  2. Plum Borough, PA
  3. Unity Township, Allegheny County, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
864847
Patent Number(s):
4427337
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bearing; liquid; metal; pump; support; comprises; series; tangentially; oriented; spokes; connect; cylinder; internals; structure; arranged; plurality; planes; extending; plane; alternately; provides; sufficient; lateral; capability; accommodating; differential; thermal; expansion; adversely; affecting; performance; bearing support; metal pump; differential thermal; thermal expansion; liquid metal; support structure; adversely affect; pump internals; accommodating differential; internals structure; support comprises; adversely affecting; structure provides; bearing structure; /415/

Citation Formats

Dickinson, Robert J, Wasko, John, and Pennell, William E. Bearing for liquid metal pump. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Dickinson, Robert J, Wasko, John, & Pennell, William E. Bearing for liquid metal pump. United States.
Dickinson, Robert J, Wasko, John, and Pennell, William E. Sun . "Bearing for liquid metal pump". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864847.
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abstractNote = {A liquid metal pump bearing support comprises a series of tangentially oriented spokes that connect the bearing cylinder to the pump internals structure. The spokes may be arranged in a plurality of planes extending from the bearing cylinder to the pump internals with the spokes in one plane being arranged alternately with those in the next plane. The bearing support structure provides the pump with sufficient lateral support for the bearing structure together with the capability of accommodating differential thermal expansion without adversely affecting pump performance.},
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