Optimum Design of Hydrostatic Spherical Bearings in Fluid Film Lubrication

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Toshiharu Kazama

Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, 27-1, Mizumoto-cho, Muroran, Hokkaido, 050-8585, Japan

J. Tribol 122(4), 866-869 (Jun 08, 2000) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1310572 History: Received September 02, 1999; Revised June 08, 2000
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Schematic diagram and coordinates of hydrostatic spherical bearings
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Contour plots of power loss L⁁, stiffness λ⁁, and optimum restrictor β⁁opt* (the fitted type of bearings)
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Comparison between the fitted and clearance types of bearings (θre=60 deg/80 deg,R̄w=0.8)



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