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Patterned Relief in Squeeze Bearing to Improve Load, Stiffness, And Damping Characteristics

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037773D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-30

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Scranton, RA Yarmchuk, EJ [+details]


The load supporting ability of a squeeze bearing is increased by creating an edge relief around the perimeter of the bearing. For a disk shaped squeeze bearing, the load supporting ability is a maximum for a relieved radius (r) of approximately 2/3 of the disk radius (R).