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Hydrostatic, Aerostatic and Hybrid Bearing Design

ISBN-10: 0123969948

ISBN-13: 9780123969941

Edition: 2013

Authors: W. Brian Rowe

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Hydrostatic, hybrid and aerostatic bearings are often ideal for use in special-purpose machines, with applications ranging from small high-speed drills, high-precision machine tools and hydrostatic pumps through to power generators and large astronomical telescopes. However, specific knowledge, data and expertise are needed to effectively incorporate these bearings into complex mechanical designs.Compiled for ease of use in practical design scenarios, Hydrostatic, Hybrid and Aerostatic Bearing Design provides engineers, tribologists and students with the basic principles, design procedures and design data needed to create a bearing solution to suit your specifications and requirements.In this valuable design companion, author and expert W. Brian Rowe shares a lifetime's research and consultancy experience, offering a unique range and depth of information on these specific components. Aimed at both experienced designers and those new to bearing design, Hydrostatic, Hybrid and Aerostatic Bearing Design provides the theory and protocols for solving your machine and bearing design problemsStructured, easy to follow design procedures put theory into practice and provide step-by-step blueprints for solving your own design problems.Clear explanation of essential background theory such as factors governing pressure, flow and forces is followed by worked examples, allowing you to check your knowledge and understanding.Covers a wide selection of bearing shapes, offering a range and depth of information on hydrostatic, hybrid and aerostatic bearings not found elsewhere.Includes critical data on optimum performance, with design specifics from load and film stiffness data to pressure ratio considerations that are essential to make your design a success.Considers operating safeguards to prevent temperature hot-spots and cavitation effects, helping your bearing design to withstand the demands of its intended application.
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Book details

List price: $140.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 4/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

W. Brian Rowe is a consulting engineer and recognized bearing expert with more than 30 years' experience working on a wide range of machinery design problems across all industries. He has previously run courses on bearings at Coventry University in the UK and Stanford University in the USA, as well as sessions on the topic for industrial engineers in Chengdu, China. He has received awards in recognition of his work, including the Walter R. Evans Award for significant contributions to the field of rotor dynamics in 2004.

Preface List of symbols
Basic Flow Theory
Power, Temperatures and Shape Optimization
Pads: Area and Flow Shape Factors
Flow Control and Restrictors
Basis of Design Procedures
Plane Hydrostatic and Aerostatic Bearings
Partial Journal Bearings
Recessed Hydrostatic Journal Bearings
Plain Journal Bearings
The Yates Bearing
Conical Journal Bearings
Spherical bearings
Experimental methods and testing

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