AN OUTLINE OF A METHOD FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF THE STABILITY OF GAS-LUBRICATED TILTINGPAD JOURNAL BEARINGS.
FRANKLIN INST PHILADELPHIA PA LABS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
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Tilting-pad journal bearings are extremely stable under ordinary conditions, but under certain extreme conditions they may develop some form of self-induced instability. This report outlines a method for the analysis of the stability of this type of bearing based on the small perturbation technique. Discussed in detail are the choice of coordinates, the geometry of the bearing, and the kinematics of the bearing. Author