The Use of Hydrostatic Thrust Bearing in Flow and Temperature Measurements

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S. A. Morsi

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Surrey, Guildford, U. K.

J. of Lubrication Tech 97(1), 116-120 (Jan 01, 1975) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3452515 History: Received July 13, 1974; Online October 18, 2010


This paper describes two new applications for the hydrostatic thrust bearing. The first application is the use of the bearing, when the gap is fixed, as a linear constant resistance. Several bearings have been connected together in parallel to obtain large flow rates at small pressure drops for use as a flowmeter. The second application is the use of a bearing, when modified, as a temperature sensor. Description and performance of this modified design when used as a temperature sensor are given.

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