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Title: Some fundamental aspects of self-levitating sliding contact bearings and their practical implementations
Authors: Atherton, MA
Mares, C
Stolarski, TA
Keywords: Experimental validation;Journal bearing;Linear bearing;Self-levitation;Squeeze-film action
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Citation: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 228(9): 916 - 927, (September 2014 )
Abstract: In this study, fundamental aspects and mechanisms of acoustic levitation together with governing equations are presented first. Then, the acoustic levitation phenomenon is considered as a new way to design air suspension systems capable of self-levitation. A particular emphasis is laid on journal bearings and their specific geometrical configuration. A practical feasibility of using acoustic levitation to separate contacting surfaces is supported and illustrated by results of experimental testing of a number of prototype devices.
ISSN: 1350-6501
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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