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RESEARCH PAPERS

Fluid Centering of Pistons

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A. A. Raimondi

Mechanics Department, Westinghouse Research Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

John Boyd

Lubrication, Wear and Friction Section, Mechanics Department, Westinghouse Research Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

J. Appl. Mech 31(3), 390-396 (Sep 01, 1964) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3629653 History: Received October 15, 1962; Revised August 30, 1963; Online September 15, 2011

Abstract

Conventional piston-in-cylinder designs are liable to high friction, hydraulic lock, and excessive wear. A simple adaptation of fluid compensation which overcomes these faults is described. Design curves for estimating forces and flow requirements are given.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
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