Accession Number:

ADA024418

Title:

Computer Analysis of the Performance of a Swing-Pad Bearing with a Compliant Pad Surface,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The Swing-Pad bearing is a new lubricated sliding-surface bearing. The swinging action of the pads produces a wedge film which in turn develops fluid-dynamic forces which keep the moving surfaces separated. Theoretical results for Swing-Pad bearing properties were previously developed for a flat pad surface. This report describes results obtained from a computer program written to analyze a Swing-Pad bearing whose surface is elastic and allowed to deform. The deformation of the bearing surface was found to have a minor effect on bearing performance for small loads. However, as the load increases, the effect of the deformation becomes dominant and limits the load that the bearing can support. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE