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Hydrostatic journal bearings

Martin, Keith (2013). Hydrostatic journal bearings. In: Wang, Q. Jane and Chung, Yip-Wah eds. Encyclopedia of Tribology, Volume 3. New York, USA: Springer Science & Business Media, pp. 1774–1780.

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Hydrostatic bearings support a load by using a fluid (liquid or gas) under pressure generated externally and sufficient to ensure separation of the bearing surfaces. Application of a load compensation mechanism using restrictors or flow control devices ensures that a stable fluid film continues to separate the bearing surfaces under a range of applied loads, thereby providing the necessary stiffness. This chapter will predominantly discuss liquid lubricant bearings.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
ISBN: 0-387-92896-0, 978-0-387-92896-8
Keywords: externally pressurized journal bearings; hydrostatic pads
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 26975
Depositing User: Keith Martin
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 10:23
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:25
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