Thrust Bearing Analysis, Optimization, And Case Histories.
Babbitted oil film thrust bearings as used in industrial turbomachinery are discussed. The majority of the presentation covers tbe higher performance tilting pad thrust bearings as found in most critical rotating equipment. Topics covered include types of thrust bearings, terminology, analysis, and application of thrust bearings. A discussion of common design options available is presented, followed by a couple of case histories, used to illustrate the analysis procedure and subsequent effects of the optimized redesigns.
Whalen, John K. (1996). Thrust Bearing Analysis, Optimization, And Case Histories.. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from