A Cantilever Mounted Resilient Pad Gas Thrust Bearing

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I. Etsion

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel

J. of Lubrication Tech 99(1), 95-100 (Jan 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3452995 History: Received March 19, 1976; Revised October 04, 1976; Online October 20, 2010


A gas thrust bearing consisting of flat sector shaped pads mounted on resilient metallic cantilever beams is described and analyzed. Compliance and stiffness of the bearing assembly are discussed and the effects of bearing design parameters on performance are shown. A design example is presented and a special case where zero axial movement of the runner can be obtained is pointed out.

Copyright Ā© 1977 by ASME
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