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

Martin, Keith (2001). Improvements in efficiency, accuracy and stability using a novel fluid film bearing. In: Retrofitting Steam Power Generation Plant for Improved Performance, Seminar S716., September, 2001.

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Abstract

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: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 The Author, 2002 The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, unless otherwise stated, 2002 John Wiley & Sons
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Power Generation Retrofitting - Optimizing Power Plant Performance / ed. by P. Winckle
ISBN 1 86058 392 X
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
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Item ID: 26954
Depositing User: Keith Martin
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 09:02
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2011 17:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26954
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