A STUDY OF SLEEVE BEARINGS IN AIRCRAFT SUPPORT STRUCTURES.
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO
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A research program was conducted to develop design information and data for plain airframe bearings. The type of information developed in this program included bearing life, load-carrying ability, frictional characteristics, and bearing wear rates. Emphasis was placed on grease-lubricated, high-strength steel bearings and self-lubricating Teflon-fabric bearings. Prior to the experimental work, a survey was made of airframe manufacturers to determine the present and future needs for plain-bearing design information. Based on the results of the survey, bearing materials were selected and their operating characteristics measured in an airframe-bearing-evaluation apparatus.
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