Principles Of Fluid Film Bearing Design And Application
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After a summary pf the basic hydrodynamic principles of fluid film bearings, this paper considers their application to currently used types of bearing, both thrust and journal. The emphasis will be on providing information in a form which may help both designers of new machinery and also machinery users. Currently available techniques for selecting fluid film thrust and journal bearings will be outlined and their application to actual design problems will be described. Consideration will be given to both mechanical design options and material options. While the main emphasis will be on oil lubrication, lubrication by other fluids will also be considered. In conclusion some comments will be made on lubrication systems for fluid film bearings with particular reference to arrangements for feeding combined thrust and journal bearings.
Leopard, A. J. (1977). Principles Of Fluid Film Bearing Design And Application. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from