Theory for Finite-Width High-Speed Self-Acting Gas-Lubricated Slider (and Partial-Arc) Bearings

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H. G. Elrod

The Franklin Institute Research Laboratories; Columbia University, New York, N. Y.

J. T. McCabe

The Franklin Institute Research Laboratories, Philadelphia, Pa.

J. of Lubrication Tech 91(1), 17-24 (Jan 01, 1969) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3554851 History: Received March 19, 1968; Online August 23, 2011


The behavior of the pressure distribution within partial-arc and slider bearings under conditions of high-speed operation is investigated to provide an understanding of the basic phenomenon. Both the trailing-edge conditions and side-leakage effects are treated by asymptotic methods. A design example is given in which the edge effects on load capacity are computed as “corrections” to the infinite speed (Λ → ∞ ) solution.

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