Accession Number:

AD0466393

Title:

ROTOR-BEARING DYNAMICS DESIGN TECHNOLOGY. PART IV. BALL BEARING DESIGN DATA

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept., 1 Apr 1964-1 Apr 1965

Corporate Author:

MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC LATHAM NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

This Part IV of the Final Report presents design data for the stiffness characteristics of ball bearings for use in analyzing the dynamical performance of a rotor. The dynamic characteristics of fluid film bearings are given in Part III which also gives the methods for performing the analysis of the rotor-bearing system. Design data are presented for the extra-light and light group of deep-grooved and angular contact bearings undergoing either a pure radial load, pure axial load, or combined radial load with axial preload. The data are given in graphical form and cover both radial stiffness and load- carrying capacity. A nominal damping value for ball bearings, obtained from experimentation, is suggested. Some of the general guide rules for the selection of ball bearings are given. These are concerned with fatigue life, limiting speeds, design, and lubrication. Safe load levels are indicated.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE