Gas-Lubricated Stepped Thrust Bearing—A Comprehensive Study

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M. Wildmann, W. A. Gross

Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif.

J. Glaser

AiResearch Manufacturing Company, Los Angeles, Calif.

D. E. Moors

Lytton Systems, Inc., Canoga Park, Calif.

L. Rood

Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company, Minneapolis, Minn.

S. Cooper

Rolls-Royce, Limited, Littleover, Derby, England

J. Basic Eng 87(1), 213-229 (Mar 01, 1965) (17 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3650515 History: Received January 17, 1964; Online November 03, 2011


The theoretical part of this report is based on Ausman’s analysis [2] of gas-lubricated stepped slider bearings, but presented in simpler form. Experimental data in this paper verify Ausman’s solution. A correlation is attempted, and the design procedure given herein is based upon a combination of the Ausman theoretical method and these experimental studies.

Copyright © 1965 by ASME
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