Accession Number : AD0743642

Title :   Study of an Annular Air Bearing with External Pressurization,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Balandin,F. I.

Report Date : 11 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : An annular thrust bearing with an external gas feed is the most suitable type of bearing for many machines. The possibility of vibrations occurring in this design is less than in other bearings. The investigation of flow in the bearing clearance was carried out using the specified potential method. The method was used to determine the potential function satisfying the Laplace equation, which is derived from the simultaneous solution of motion and continuity differential equations for a laminar isothermal gas flow. A system of flows from three sources to three exits is reviewed. Experimental data are presented and a comparison is made with calculated results.

Descriptors :   (*GAS BEARINGS, GAS FLOW), STABILITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, PRESSURE, USSR

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE