1967-02-01

Design and Application of Plain Journal Bearings to Small Gas Turbine Engines 670063

A design technique for applying pressure-lubricated plain journal bearings to small gas turbine engines is described in this paper. Design charts, failure criteria, and the concept of a load-speed diagram are presented for both film and boundary lubrication conditions, along with data on the successful application of journal bearings in the Ford Model 705 gas turbine engine.

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