Theoretical and Experimental Pressure Distribution in Supersonic Domain for an Inherently Compensated Circular Thrust Bearing

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M. Poupard, G. Drouin

Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

J. of Lubrication Tech 95(2), 217-220 (Apr 01, 1973) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451775 History: Revised July 07, 1972; Received July 12, 1972; Online October 18, 2010


The authors present an equation describing the pressure distribution in the supersonic domain, for a lightly loaded bearing, including a friction factor as an explicit term. This paper contains also a few experimental curves showing the effect of rounding the edge of an inherently compensated orifice.

Copyright Ā© 1973 by ASME
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