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RESEARCH PAPERS

Self-Acting Foil Bearings of Infinite Width

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E. J. Barlow

Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif.

J. of Lubrication Tech 89(3), 341-345 (Jul 01, 1967) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3616987 History: Received July 05, 1966; Online August 23, 2011

Abstract

In this report, the minimum gap between a rigid cylinder and a moving foil (or between a rotating cylinder and a stationary foil) is determined as a function of the wrap angle as well as of the foil speed and tension, the cylinder radius, and the viscosity of the lubricant.

Copyright © 1967 by ASME
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