Computational results of a dynamic simulation of the conforming shell gas journal bearing

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A time-dependent mathematical model for the conforming shell gas journal bearing is presented. A computational simulation of the mathematical model is used to investigate the dynamic behaviour and steady state characteristics of the bearing. The onset of dynamic instabilities, violation of the minimum film thickness criteria and component separations are found to be the three factors which form upper and lower bounds on the range of acceptable loads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-162
Number of pages12
JournalTribology International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support for this work was provided by the Science and Engineering Research Council of Great Britain and Rolls-Royce plc. This project has benefited from the generous advice of S.D. Howison, D.F. Mayers, P. Withers, T.V. Jones and S.I. Hogg.


  • Gas journal bearing
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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