Mathematical Model for Gas Bearing With Holes of Tangential Supply

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L Q. Liu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cryogenic Laboratory, Beijing 100080, P. R. China

C. Z. Chen

Xi’an Jiaotong University, Institute of Cryogenic Engineering, Xi’an 710049, P. R. China

J. Tribol 121(2), 301-305 (Apr 01, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2833936 History: Received January 21, 1998; Revised May 30, 1998; Online January 24, 2008


To investigate the dynamic characteristics of gas bearings with holes of tangential supply (TS bearing), drawing on the modified Reynolds equations proposed by Mori, we present new governing equations and their reasonable boundary conditions. Using this mathematical model, the inertia effect of the supplied gas on the aerodynamic film force can be evaluated properly. The governing equations are solved numerically using Finite Element Method (FEM), and the pressure distribution of the gas in the bearing, the critical whirl ratio and so on, are calculated for a typical design. Some results for a cylindrical journal bearing (CJ bearing) and ordinary bearing with holes of radial supply (RS bearing) are also provided for comparison.

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