The steady-state performance of an aerodynamic double thrust wave bearing was investigated. The investigation showed that a double thrust wave bearing with an inner diameter of 15 mm and an outer diameter of 45 mm can support axial loads of 200 N at 100,000 rpm for a minimum film thickness of 3 microns. The influence of the wave bearing parameters on the bearing performance was also analyzed. The theoretical analysis was validated by experimentally testing one side of the thrust bearing. A special test rig was built for this purpose. The experimental data were close to the numerical predictions, validating the computer codes.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.