Accession Number:

AD0757452

Title:

Noise and Wear Characteristics of Water Lubricated Bearings and Material for Strut and Stern Tube Service,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

A Naval station was authorized to conduct an investigation into noise producing characteristics of various elastomers used for stern tube and strut bearings on Naval vessels. The report presents, as a portion of this investigation, the results of an intensive study of natural rubber staves and Buna N staves of four different hardnesses. In addition, some preliminary information on GRS synthetic rubber, laminated phenolics, and lignum vitae is reported. Tests were conducted on a 14 in. diameter by 18 in. long bearing assembly, on a special 10 in. diameter single stave machine, and on a 6 in. diameter by 12 in. long half bearing assembly. Author Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE