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A GAS LUBRICATED BEARING
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
The gas-lubricated bearing, a one-piece cylindrical sleeve, fitted with an aperture on one side for gas supply under pressure, is distinguished by the fact that, in order to increase the dynamic stability of the shaft in rotation and the ease of starting, a longitudinal groove is made in the sleeve, which supplies gas through the above mentioned aperture, and in the wall of the sleeve, opposite the logitudinal groove, supplementary curved grooves with capillary apertures for the gas supply are made. The finished form of the tearing is distinguished by the fact that in order to simplify manufacture of the apertures, two annular capillary borings, having an operating cross section smaller than the operating cross section of the supply apertures, are made at the ends of the bearing. Author