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.
- See also AD-744 289.
Mechanical Technology, Incorporated968 Albany-Shaker Road
Latham, NY United States 12110
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Pinkus, O
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Pagination: 207 p.
- TRT Terms: Bearings; Bulk carriers; Containerships; Design; Durability; Lubricants; Lubrication; Merchant vessels; Propeller shafts; Service life; Shaft bearings; State of the art
- Uncontrolled Terms: Merchant ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Bearing design; Bearing lubrication; Stern tube bearings
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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