In this report, the minimum gap between a rigid cylinder and a moving foil (or between a rotating cylinder and a stationary foil) is determined as a function of the wrap angle as well as of the foil speed and tension, the cylinder radius, and the viscosity of the lubricant.
Self-Acting Foil Bearings of Infinite Width
E. J. Barlow
Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, Calif.
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Barlow, E. J. (July 1, 1967). "Self-Acting Foil Bearings of Infinite Width." ASME. J. of Lubrication Tech. July 1967; 89(3): 341–345. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3616987
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