Optimum Parallel Step-Sector Lubricated With an Incompressible Fluid

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B. J. Hamrock

NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

J. Tribol 107(2), 282-283 (Apr 01, 1985) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261049 History: Received January 03, 1983; Online October 29, 2009


The dimensionless parameters normally associated with a step-sector thrust bearing are the film thickness ratio, the dimensionless step location, the number of sectors, the radius ratio, and the angular extent of the lubrication feed groove. The present paper will determine the optimum number of sectors and the parallel step configuration for a step-sector thrust bearing while considering load capacity or stiffness and assuming an incompressible fluid.

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