Externally Pressurized Compliant Air Bearing Operating on a Rough Moving Surface

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H. Lau, C. M. Harman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N. C.

J. of Lubrication Tech 97(1), 63-68 (Jan 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3452536 History: Received May 28, 1974; Online October 18, 2010


An externally pressurized compliant air bearing with potential for operation on surfaces of moderate unevenness or roughness such as might be encountered in vehicle guideways is considered. Analytical results are presented which show the effect on load carrying capacity, flow requirement, and center of pressure location of variation of bearing compliance, surface roughness, bearing speed, and bearing slope.

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