Accession Number:

AD0725885

Title:

A Potentially Cheap Self Pressurised Gas Bearing Assembly.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The manufacture of an asymmetric self pressurized gas bearing assembly capable of supporting loads in any direction is described. The assembly consists of a single cone bearing opposed by flat thrust plates. The potential of the arrangement for cheap manufacture is discussed and some theoretical results are presented. These show that the plano-conical assembly compares favorably with conventional symmeyric pairs of opposed conical bearings for radial stiffness and critical mass for journal stability. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE