WATER-LUBRICATED RUBBER BEARINGS. HISTORY AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS
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.
- Paper presented by the San Diego Section, March 16, 1977.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Orndorff, R L
- Tiedeman, N
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 49 p.
- TRT Terms: Bearings; Friction; Lubrication
- Old TRIS Terms: Bearing design; Bearing lubrication; Friction reduction; Water lubrication
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00179645
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM