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RESEARCH PAPERS

Stiffness Effects on the Infinitely Wide Foil Bearing

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A. Eshel

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University; Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif.

H. G. Elrod

Lubrication Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.

J. of Lubrication Tech 89(1), 92-97 (Jan 01, 1967) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3616914 History: Received March 10, 1966; Online August 23, 2011

Abstract

Numerical solutions are presented for the film thickness of the infinitely wide, self-acting foil bearing for various values of tape stiffness. The solutions indicate that with increasing stiffness there are: (a) a slow reduction in the nearly uniform clearance prevailing under most of the wrap angle; (b) an increase in the peak of the undulations occurring in the region where the tape leaves the spindle; and (c) virtually no change in the trough of these undulations.

Copyright © 1967 by ASME
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