Finite Width Foil Bearing With Light Loading

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W. E. Langlois

IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 42(2), 274-278 (Jun 01, 1975) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423566 History: Received July 01, 1974; Revised November 01, 1974; Online July 12, 2010


The paper describes and illustrates a procedure for computing the deflection of a foil bearing due to a finite width bump when the load is light enough that perturbations of the foil position can be ignored insofar as solution of the Reynolds equation is concerned.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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