Accession Number : AD0612720

Title :   DERIVATION OF GOVERNING EQUATIONS FOR SELFACTING FOIL BEARINGS,

Corporate Author : AMPEX CORP REDWOOD CITY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Barlow,Edward J.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Contained is the derivation of the equations for the selfacting foil bearing. These equations include the effects of bending stiffness of the tape and of compressibility of the lubricant. They are nonlinear, and the boundary conditions are divided equally between the two ends of the tape. These complications even make obtaining numerical solutions difficult. Linearized solutions are derived for large wrap angles neglecting the bending stiffness of the tape. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS BEARINGS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), (*PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, GAS BEARINGS), GAS FLOW, ONE DIMENSIONAL FLOW, NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, LUBRICATION, STRESSES, DEFLECTION, FILMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE