Dynamic characteristics of a two row staggered recess cryogenic hydrostatic journal bearing used in the liquid hydrogen turbopump of rocket engines for space transport systems are numerically analyzed. Effects of the rotational speed and the shaft eccentricity are studied in the analysis. Their effects on the stiffness and damping coefficients and the whirl frequency ratio are clarified. Moreover, effects of the orifice parameter, the distance between two recess rows, and the number of recesses on these dynamic characteristics are investigated.

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