Rubber bearings are simple, robust and highly reliable devices, able to perform over long periods and under adverse operating conditions; the Authors review their historical development and describe some recent designs for reducing friction and wear, especially at low journal velocities. These improved characteristics mean that length/diameter ratios can be reduced, or existing lengths can be used to support much larger radial loads. Other developments discussed are a self-aligning mounting ring of rubber around the bearing housing, and using rubber bearings with oil as the lubricant.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented by the San Diego Section, March 16, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Orndorff, R L
    • Tiedeman, N
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM