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10109061011110 PLAIN BEARINGSR. Keith MobleyPrincipal, Life Cycle Engineering, Inc., Charleston, SC
GENERAL Plain or sleeve bearings are designed to support shafts that rotate, oscillate, or reciprocate. Though seemingly simple, and certainly one of the least expensive of mechanical parts, sleeve bearings are highly engineered components. They range from porous self-lubricated powder metal parts only a fraction of an inch in diameter to stationary power plant bearings, which often exceed 18 in. in diameter. With few except…
R. Keith Mobley, MBB, CMRP,: Maintenance Engineering Handbook, Eighth Edition. PLAIN BEARINGS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export