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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Abstract

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.

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