Static behavior and dynamic stability analysis of grooved rectangular aerostatic thrust bearings by modified resistance network method

M. F. Chen, Y. T. Lin

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This paper begins with the development of the resistance network method (RNM) for designing an aerostatic rectangular bearing with X-shaped grooves. The Newmark integration method and the modified RNM, 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 at each time step. Finally, the stability properties as well as impulse responses of this type of bearing, which simulates variation in film gap caused by imperfect guideway geometry, are demonstrated in the current paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-338
Number of pages10
JournalTribology International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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