Modeling of rolling element bearing mechanics
- Greenhill, L. M.
- Feb 1, 1991.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Roller element bearings provide the primary mechanical interface between rotating and nonrotating components in the high performance turbomachinery of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). Knowledge of bearing behavior under various loading and environmental conditions is essential to predicting and understanding the overall behavior of turbopumps, including rotordynamic stability, critical speeds and bearing life. The objective is to develop mathematical models and computer programs to describe the mechanical behavior of ball and cylinder roller bearings under the loading and environmental conditions encountered in the SSME and future high performance rocket engines. This includes characteristics such as nonlinear load/motion relationships, stiffness and damping, rolling element loads for life prediction, and roller and cage stability.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910012217.
Accession ID: 91N21530.
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