Application of Gas-Lubricated Bearings to Instruments

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W. G. Denhard

Instrumentation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

C. H. T. Pan

Mechanical Technology, Inc., Latham, N. Y.

J. of Lubrication Tech 90(4), 731-739 (Oct 01, 1968) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3601709 History: Received March 25, 1968; Online August 23, 2011


Gas-lubricated bearings, which have been applied to instruments or are actively being applied, are discussed. Bearing types include self-acting, hydrostatic, and squeeze-film. Discussion covers generalized design, materials, dimensional requirements, and theory.

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