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Numerical Solution of the Planar Hydrostatic Foil Bearing

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A. Eshel

Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif. 94063

J. of Lubrication Tech 101(1), 86-91 (Jan 01, 1979) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453282 History: Received August 07, 1977; Revised March 17, 1978; Online October 20, 2010

Abstract

The steady state problem of the planar hydrostatic foil bearing is analyzed and solved numerically. Two techniques of solution are used. One method is simulation in time with asymptotic approach to steady state. This is achieved by a preprocessor which automatically sets up the numerical computer program. The second method is an iterative shooting technique. The results agree well with one another. Curves of pressure and typical film thickness versus flow are presented.

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