On the Limiting Load-Carrying Capacity of Foil Bearings

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Z.-C. Peng

M. M. Khonsari

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

J. Tribol 126(4), 817-818 (Nov 09, 2004) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1792697 History: Received February 22, 2004; Revised May 02, 2004; Online November 09, 2004

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Grahic Jump Location
Eccentricity ratio of a foil bearing as a function of bearing speed (hmin=20 μm)
Grahic Jump Location
Comparison between numerical predictions and analytical solutions of limiting load-carrying capacity for a foil bearing and a similar-sized rigid bearing (hmin=20 μm)



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