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Research on Gas Lubrication at High Temperatures and Low Flow Rates

Report Number: APL TDR 64-56
Author: Lewis, P.
Author: Meacher, J.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Pages: 127
Contract: AF 33(657)-10694
Project: 3044
Task: 304402
AD Number: AD0601178

This report describes the first year's effort on a program that has as its objective the development of nitrogen gas lubricated journal and thrust bearings that have the best potential for stable operation at temperature to 1900 F and speeds to 60,000 RPM with low flow rates. The program concentrated on attaining quantitative performance data on dynamic rotor bearing behavior. The report summarizes materials selection, bearing types, equipment design, intrumentation, and experimental work.

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