The Dual Action Gas Thrust Bearing—A New High Load Bearing Concept

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I. Etsion

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel; NASA - Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

J. of Lubrication Tech 99(1), 89-94 (Jan 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3452994 History: Received April 07, 1976; Revised June 07, 1976; Online October 20, 2010


The principle of utilizing hydrodynamic effects in diverging films for improving load capacity in gas thrust bearings is discussed. A new concept of dual action bearing based on that principle is described and analyzed. The potential of the new bearing is demonstrated both analytically for an infinitely long slider and by numerical solution for a flat sector shaped thrust bearing. It is shown that the dual action bearing can extend substantially the range of load carrying capacity in gas lubricated thrust bearings and improve their efficiency.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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