Accession Number : AD0422982


Title :   BEARING ANALYSIS FOR THE SPUR TURBOGENERATOR.


Descriptive Note : Rept. 1 May-31 Dec 62,


Corporate Author : GARRETT CORP PHOENIX ARIZ AIRESEARCH MFG DIV


Personal Author(s) : Bosco,A ; Wheeler,E


Report Date : Sep 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : The results of the analysis of journal bearing configuration for the SPUR turbogenerator are presented in this report. For this analysis, a computer program was used that solves the basic hydrodynamic equations, including consideration of fluid inertia forces in both the turbulent and laminar regimes. Solutions were obtained for a number of bearing configurations, using this program, with potassium as the lubricant. The computer run with laminar analysis agreed with existing solutions, thereby providing a check of the computer program. Several journal bearing mounting arrangements were considered, and a design was selected for initial testing. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT , AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , LUBRICATION , POTASSIUM , LIQUID METALS , TURBINE COMPONENTS , HYDRODYNAMICS , LUBRICANTS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE