On Fluid Inertia Effects in Infinitely Wide Foil Bearings

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A. Eshel

Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif.

J. of Lubrication Tech 92(3), 490-493 (Jul 01, 1970) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451450 History: Received August 04, 1969; Online October 18, 2010


Equations for a foil over a lubricating film in which the effects of fluid inertia are taken into account are derived. Approximate solutions showing the effect of inertia and fluid compressibility are obtained. The effect of inertia is to increase considerably the fluid-film thickness.

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