Numerical solutions are presented for the film thickness of the infinitely wide, self-acting foil bearing for various values of tape stiffness. The solutions indicate that with increasing stiffness there are: (a) a slow reduction in the nearly uniform clearance prevailing under most of the wrap angle; (b) an increase in the peak of the undulations occurring in the region where the tape leaves the spindle; and (c) virtually no change in the trough of these undulations.
Stiffness Effects on the Infinitely Wide Foil Bearing
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University; Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif.
H. G. Elrod, Jr.
Lubrication Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
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Eshel, A., and Elrod, H. G. (January 1, 1967). "Stiffness Effects on the Infinitely Wide Foil Bearing." ASME. J. of Lubrication Tech. January 1967; 89(1): 92–97. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3616914
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