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Fluid Film Bearings

Martin, James Keith and Parkins, David Walter (1995). Fluid Film Bearings. BTG International Ltd, WO9529346.

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Abstract

A hydrodynamic fluid film bearing in which a plurality of circumferentially spaced bearing elements are provided, defining areas of support for the rotating part of the bearing. At least some of the bearing elements are adjustable during operation to vary lubrication conditions in the fluid film. The bearing elements are of sufficiently high stiffness that the position of the entire bearing surface of each element is essentially independent of the pressure in the fluid film encountered during operation. The bearing allows complete control of the lubrication conditions and can be adjusted for optimum performance over a wide range of speed and load.

Item Type: Patent
Copyright Holders: 1998 BTG International Ltd
Extra Information: US patent no.: US005772334 1998
European patent no: EP0757759B1 1998
UK patent no: GB9408485.2 1994
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 26723
Depositing User: Keith Martin
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 10:49
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 16:13
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26723
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