Stability analysis of opposed-pad annular aerostatic thrust bearings for high speed electro-spindle

Ming-Fei Chen, Wei Lun Huang, Chin An Chen

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This paper analyzes the dynamic behaviors of the opposed-pad annular aerostatic thrust bearings of a high speed electro-spindle. The Newmark integration method and the modified resistance network method (ENM), which takes into account the equilibrium of the mass flow rate and the squeeze film effect, are used to analyze the time-dependent dynamic behaviors. It is observed that the stability of the spindle thrust bearings depends mainly on the bearing set dimensions. As final result, an acceptable proposed opposed-pad annular thrust bearing set is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-296
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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