Foil Bearing Investigation. Reduction of Air Films in Magnetic Recording by External Air Pressure.
AMPEX CORP REDWOOD CITY CALIF CORPORATE RESEARCH DEPT
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The effect of external pressure exerted on foil bearings is studied. Analysis and numerical results are provided for its influence on the bearing gap. It is shown that a substantial reduction in film thickness can be achieved by applying small pressures in the inlet zone. The effect of several pertinent parameters is presented and discussed. Author
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