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Improvements in efficiency, accuracy and stability using a novel fluid film bearing

Martin, Keith (2002). Improvements in efficiency, accuracy and stability using a novel fluid film bearing. In: Winkle, P. ed. Power Generation Retrofitting: Optimizing Power Plant Performance. Bury St. Edmonds, UK: John Wiley and Sons, pp. 85–93.

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A novel form of adjustable hydrodynamic fluid film bearing has been devised. The adjustment capability, which can be effected whilst the bearing is operating, confers operating characteristics that can be of benefit in a variety of applications. These include the ability to tranlsate the rotational centre to any desired location, suppression of rotational centre orbits, improved stability and accuracy of location. The bearing has been subject to detailed analysis and computer modelling. Tests on practical versions have confirmed the improved performance for bearings of a range of sizes. The bearing can be substituted for a conventional type of fluid film bearing within the same available space.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2002 IMechE/Professional Engineering Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1-86058-392-X, 978-1-86058-392-6
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Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
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Item ID: 26523
Depositing User: Keith Martin
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 10:56
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 16:52
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