Rotordynamics of Gas-Lubricated Journal Bearing Systems

  • Krzysztof Czolczynski

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Krzysztof Czolczynski
      Pages 1-7
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Krzysztof Czolczynski
      Pages 11-23
    3. Krzysztof Czolczynski
      Pages 25-48
    4. Krzysztof Czolczynski
      Pages 49-60
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Krzysztof Czolczynski
      Pages 63-81
    3. Krzysztof Czolczynski
      Pages 83-104
    4. Krzysztof Czolczynski
      Pages 105-124
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-153

About this book


Gas bearings have been used to support rotating parts in a wide range of applications - from magnetic recording heads in computer disk drives to gyroscopes and special machine tools. The advantage of gas bearings is the very low viscosity of air compared to that of most oils used in lubrication. As a result, not only is there much less frictional heat to dissipate, but the bearing remains very nearly isothermal. Gas bearings can thus support rotors spinning at much higher rotational velocities than those lubricated with liquids. This book discusses models for the behavior of gas bearings, particularly of the aspects affecting the stability of the system. It begins with a discussion of the mathematical models, identifying the stiffness and damping coefficients, and describing the behavior of the models in unstable regions. It then turns to apply these results to bearings: static characteristics and stability of various rotor systems and an extensive discussion of air rings.


Rotor friction identification rotation stability

Authors and affiliations

  • Krzysztof Czolczynski
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of DynamicsTechnical University of LodzLodzPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7176-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1518-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-063X
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