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Analysis of Gas Lubricated Foil Thrust Bearings Using Coupled Finite Element and Finite Difference Methods

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Crystal A. Heshmat, David S. Xu, Hooshang Heshmat

Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc., Albany, NY 12205 e-mail: miti@albany.net

J. Tribol 122(1), 199-204 (Jun 29, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555343 History: Received February 03, 1999; Revised June 29, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Thrust bearing components
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Nomenclature of the thrust bearing
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Compliant surface foil bearing program logic flow chart, including top foil influence
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Compliant surface thrust foil bearing
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Effect of torque on compliant surface thrust foil bearing
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Thrust foil bearing for finite element analysis
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Displacement and deformation result from FEA
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Pressure profile for thrust foil bearing operating at 50 krpm
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Film thickness profile for thrust foil bearing operating at 50 krpm
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Combined stiffness profile for thrust foil bearing operating at 50 krpm
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Comparison of prediction and experimental data

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