I can't understand the meaning of "thrust"!!! The tittle of the text is: Lubrication of Bearings. We can classify them according to whether they take the load on the shaft or the "thrust" along the axis of the shaft. Thanks!
Feb 14, 2016 5:53 PM
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Engineering meaning of thrust > A driving force of something Thrust along the axis of the shaft. > the force driving the shaft to rotates. axis > an imaginary line which something rotates around > Earth rotates around its own axis
February 14, 2016
Given a rotating shaft that rotates in its housing (on a bearing), there are cases when it may experience a force which tends to act along its length, as well as radially. This might be due to gears on the shaft which have a helical or diaganal tooth pattern. So in your example, "thrust" refers to a force applied in the direction of the length of the shaft, trying to push the bearing surface along the length of the shaft. The bearing resists this "thrust" load. I'm not sure how clear that is - understanding this requires a some engineering knowledge as well as language knowledge, of course. I expect there are many native English speakers who would not be familiar with this technical term. :)
February 14, 2016
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