LUBRICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPACE ENVIRONMENTS
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN
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The present space age has brought to light a new era in the field of lubrication for todays aerospace systems and facilities. Development of special lubrication techniques has become essential to the successful operation of these advanced systems and facilities. In the normal design or manufacture of machines, lubrication is a secondary consideration. However, for the operation of moving mechanisms in the space environment, lubrication must be considered concurrent with the design of the system. This paper presents a concise review of present work being undertaken by leading scientists throughout the country in development of space lubrication. It presents a detailed description of research undertaken by the Arnold Engineering Development Center in this area with special emphasis on results of tests related to operating gears and bearings in a simulated space environment.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids