Online from: 1948
Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||SPIRAL GROOVE BEARINGS|
|Author(s):||E.A. Muijderman, (of the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven)|
|Citation:||E.A. Muijderman, (1965) "SPIRAL GROOVE BEARINGS", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 17 Iss: 1, pp.12 - 17|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/eb052769 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||MCB UP Ltd|
|Abstract:||Our work on spiral groove bearings in the Research Laboratories began in 1960, when we were consulted on the following problem. Would it be possible to make a wear-resistant thrust bearing able to take up to about 1 kg thrust from a shaft rotating at at least 50,000 r.p.m., without incurring a power consumption much in excess of 1.5 watts ? The bearing was to support the end of the shaft, and it had to be suitable for operation in a vacuum.|
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