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A Numerical Solution for the Design of Externally Pressurized Porous Gas Bearings: Thrust Bearings

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E. P. Gargiulo

Engineering Technology Laboratory, Engineering Research Division, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Experimental Station, Wilmington, Del.

P. W. Gilmour

Mathematics and Statistics Section, Engineering Service Division, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Experimental Station, Wilmington, Del.

J. of Lubrication Tech 90(4), 810-817 (Oct 01, 1968) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3601725 History: Received March 12, 1968; Online August 23, 2011

Abstract

A numerical solution for the flow in a porous bearing is presented which includes provision for compressibility of the lubricant and anisotropic permeability of the porous media. Typical design curves for the bearing load and flow are included with experimental verification.

Copyright © 1968 by ASME
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