Multiple Concentric Tapered Ridges to Improve Load And Stiffness of Squeeze Bearings
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-30
The load supporting ability of a squeeze bearing can be increased by creating a succession of ridges along the exterior perimeter edge of the bearing. The succession of ridges acts as a number of separate edges for pumping up the bearing surface.