The Open UniversitySkip to content

New design, analysis and performance techniques in hydrodynamic fluid film bearings

Martin, Keith (1998). New design, analysis and performance techniques in hydrodynamic fluid film bearings. In: International Conference on Multi–Body Dynamics, New Techniques and Applications, 10th - 11th December, 1998, London.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


New Developments in fluid film bearings include the ability to adjust hydrodynamic performance characteristics during operation. Versions have been devised achieving this continuously by proactive means, irrespective of the loading conditions on the bearing. Such bearings offer potential future benefits in a wide range of applications. Three versions of such an adjustable hydrodynamic bearing are briefly described along with a specially written computer analysis model and a practical test rig.

Practical results verified performance predicted by the theoretical model which was based on firmly established Newtonian principles, in particular the equilibrium and non-equilibrium of forces, and dynamic viscosity.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 1998 IMechE
Extra Information: ISBN: 9781860581526
p. 65
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Related URLs:
Item ID: 26736
Depositing User: Keith Martin
Date Deposited: 24 May 2011 15:05
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 16:57
Share this page:

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340