Notes 05. Dynamics of a simple rotor-fluid film bearing system
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Equations of motion of a rigid rotor. The concept of force coefficients. Derivation of stiffness and damping coefficients for the short bearing. Stability analysis and the effect of cross-coupled stiffness. Effect of rotor flexibility on stability and imbalance response.
San Andres, Luis (2009). Notes 05. Dynamics of a simple rotor-fluid film bearing system. Available electronically from