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Topology Designs of Slider Air Bearings

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Sang-Joon Yoon, Dong-Hoon Choi

Center of Innovative Design Optimization Technology, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Korea

J. Tribol 126(2), 342-346 (Apr 19, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1611501 History: Received February 11, 2003; Revised July 17, 2003; Online April 19, 2004
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Design area and its sensitivities (Case A): (a) grid cells in the design area; and (b) design sensitivity distribution
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Optimized topology (Case A): (a) continuous variable design; and (b) discrete variable design
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Design area and its sensitivities (Case B): (a) grid cells in the design area; and (b) design sensitivity distribution
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Optimized topology (Case B): (a) continuous variable design; and (b) discrete variable design

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