Accession Number : AD0456990


Title :   OPERATIONAL EVALUATION OF DRY THIN FILM LUBRICATED BEARINGS AND GEARS FOR USE IN AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMBERS


Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN


Personal Author(s) : Ridings, T L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/456990.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This report contains the results of a test program set up to determine the operational characteristics of dry, thin film lubricated bearings and gears, uniquely adapted for operation in a simulated space environment. Results indicate that dry, thin film lubricants and soft metal plating lubricants can be applied satisfactorily to certain types of bearings and gears and are capable of sustaining heavy loads at slow speeds in space environments.


Descriptors :   *BEARINGS , *LUBRICANTS , *GEARS , SIMULATION , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , FILMS , LUBRICATION , MOLYBDENUM COMPOUNDS , PLATING , SULFIDES , SILVER , TEST METHODS , GOLD , GRAPHITE , GLASS , SOLIDS


Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Machinery and Tools


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE