Accession Number : AD0635790

Title :   DETERMINATION OF GAS BEARING STABILITY BY RESPONSE TO A STEP-JUMP.

Descriptive Note : Technical Interin rept.

Corporate Author : FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : ELROD, H. G. ,J ; mcCabe,J. T. ; Chu,T. Y.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The stability of a gas bearing is treated by a new procedure in which the bearing film is characterized by its responses to step-jump displacements. Duhamel's theorem is invoked to generalize these step responses in a system of dynamical equation. Stability is determined by calculation of a 'growth factor for each degree of freedom. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS BEARINGS, STABILITY), DETERMINATION, FILMS, DYNAMICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE