The Swing-Pad Bearing: An Experimental Evaluation

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Glenn K. Rightmire

Lubrication Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027

J. Tribol 106(4), 456-463 (Oct 01, 1984) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3260961 History: Received April 28, 1982; Online October 29, 2009


The characteristic performance of the swing-pad bearing is evaluated in a parative study with the tilting-pad bearing. Frictional data are presented, together with representative pressure and film thickness distributions under both rigid elastomer shoes.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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