An Investigation of “Diaphragm” Type Thrust Bearings—Part I: Experiment

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A. K. Tieu

Australian Iron and Steel Company, Port Kembla, N. S. W.

J. of Lubrication Tech 97(4), 570-576 (Oct 01, 1975) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3452683 History: Received June 16, 1975; Online October 18, 2010


The performance of two types of hydrodynamic thrust bearings, namely the diaphragm tilting thrust pad and the diaphragm stepped thrust pad, is investigated experimentally under low- and high-speed conditions. The outlet film thickness and coefficient of friction of these diaphragm thrust pads are then correlated with computed results.

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