An Experimental Study and Analysis of Turbulent Film Tilted Pad Bearings

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R. A. Burton

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

H. J. Carper

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Y. C. Hsu

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

J. of Lubrication Tech 96(1), 168-173 (Jan 01, 1974) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451894 History: Received March 14, 1973; Online October 18, 2010


Velocity profiles and pressure distributions are reported for turbulent flow under tilted pads in a large scale bearing model (6-ft shaft size, with air as the working fluid). Results are extended analytically to other bearing sizes and aspect ratios.

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