Accession Number : AD0751642

Title :   Foil Bearing Investigation. Reduction of Air Films in Magnetic Recording by External Air Pressure.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AMPEX CORP REDWOOD CITY CALIF CORPORATE RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Eshel,A.

Report Date : 30 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The effect of external pressure exerted on foil bearings is studied. Analysis and numerical results are provided for its influence on the bearing gap. It is shown that a substantial reduction in film thickness can be achieved by applying small pressures in the inlet zone. The effect of several pertinent parameters is presented and discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS BEARINGS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE