Thermal Features of Compliant Foil Bearings—Theory and Experiments

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Mohsen Salehi, Erik Swanson, Hooshang Heshmat

Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. Albany, NY 12201

J. Tribol 123(3), 566-571 (Jul 06, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1308038 History: Received February 14, 2000; Revised July 06, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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A compliant surface foil bearing (CSFB)
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Variation of air viscosity with temperature
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A model of fluid flow distribution in a CSFB
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Partial foil bearing and control volume for the energy equation
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Journal sleeve installed deformation
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Cooling flow path and position of thermocouples
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Thermal behavior of the foil bearing up to 25,000 rpm under shaft load (B1 bearing)
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CSFB temperature rise under 1334 N (300 lbf) load (B2 bearing)
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Temperature versus load and speed
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Side leakage flow in foil bearing vs eccentricity




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