DESIGN AND OPERATION OF STERN TUBE BEARINGS: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART

This report contains a critical survey of stern tube bearing design and operation, as practiced on merchant marine vessels. The emphasis is on the modern fleets of fast container ships and bulk carriers. Both oil and water lubrication are considered. The severity of the bearings' operating condition is described as well as the difficulties of present day designs to meet the requirements of stern tube operation. Recommendations are made for a program aimed at advancing the technology of stern tube bearings in order to meet the needs of present-day and future ships.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-744 289.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Technology, Incorporated

    968 Albany-Shaker Road
    Latham, NY  USA  12110

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pinkus, O
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 207 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-78010 Intrm Rpt., MTI-77TR61
  • Contract Numbers: MA-6-38054
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM