The potential advantages of sleeve bearings over antifriction bearings in a gas turbined engine are discussed. Description is given of the design problems, rig tests, and engine tests to date on a gas turbine adapted to use of sleeve bearings from an earlier design using antifriction bearings.
Development of High-Speed Sleeve Bearings for a Solar 500-HP Gas Turbine Engine
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Blackwood, DE, & Swatman, IM. "Development of High-Speed Sleeve Bearings for a Solar 500-HP Gas Turbine Engine." Proceedings of the ASME 1956 Gas Turbine Power Conference. ASME 1956 Gas Turbine Power Conference. Washington, DC, USA. April 16–18, 1956. V001T01A014. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/56-GTP-14
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