Accession Number:

AD0751642

Title:

Foil Bearing Investigation. Reduction of Air Films in Magnetic Recording by External Air Pressure.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AMPEX CORP REDWOOD CITY CALIF CORPORATE RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-30

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE