Squeeze Films for Rectangular Plates

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Donald F. Hays

Research Laboratories, General Motors Corporation, Warren, Mich.

J. Basic Eng 85(2), 243-246 (Jun 01, 1963) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3656568 History: Received February 23, 1962; Online November 03, 2011


A theoretical analysis is made of the normal approach of flat and curved rectangular plates which are separated by a thin film of lubricant. Load capacity curves are presented and some typical pressure distributions are shown. The effect of surface curvature on the squeeze film generation is investigated.

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