This report covers the development of new bearing concepts aimed at improving the conditions and reliability of stern-tube bearing operation. An analysis of shaft bending and bearing performance has been translated into appropriate computer programs which provide comprehensive solutions to the shaft-bearing problem. Two new bearing arrangements, one rigid and one self-aligning, both containing new bearing designs, are proposed which provide system optimization for each particular vessel. A sample analysis of an actual 380,000 DWT tanker is conducted in order to show the striking superiority of the proposed new bearing designs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Technology, Incorporated

    968 Albany-Shaker Road
    Latham, NY  United States  12110

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pinkus, O
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 160 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTI-78TR98 Intrm Rpt., MA-RD-920-79009
  • Contract Numbers: MA-6-38054
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM