Bearing Oil-Ring Performance

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D. C. Lemmon

Medium Steam Turbine, Generator and Gear Department, General Electric Company, Lynn, Mass.

E. R. Booser

Medium A-C Motor and Generator Department, General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. Basic Eng 82(2), 327-334 (Jun 01, 1960) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3662590 History: Received July 08, 1959; Online November 04, 2011


A series of tests was made with rings ranging from 2 3/4 to 16 1/2 in. ID and at journal speeds up to 4000 fpm. Correlation of the results provides means for calculating ring speed for any journal speed. Oil viscosity, ring weight and diameter, ring immersion, and journal diameter are taken into account. From this calculated ring speed, oil delivery can then be estimated from equations incorporating the effect of oil viscosity and related operating factors.

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