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The Use of Hydrostatic Thrust Bearing in Flow and Temperature Measurements

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S. A. Morsi

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Surrey, Guildford, U. K.

J. of Lubrication Tech 97(1), 116-120 (Jan 01, 1975) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3452515 History: Received July 13, 1974; Online October 18, 2010

Abstract

This paper describes two new applications for the hydrostatic thrust bearing. The first application is the use of the bearing, when the gap is fixed, as a linear constant resistance. Several bearings have been connected together in parallel to obtain large flow rates at small pressure drops for use as a flowmeter. The second application is the use of a bearing, when modified, as a temperature sensor. Description and performance of this modified design when used as a temperature sensor are given.

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