Development of Novel Gas Bearing Supported Cryogenic Expansion Turbines

  • L. C. Kun
  • H. H. Ammann
  • H. M. Scofield
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 14)


This paper describes some problems and results associated with the development of gas-bearing supported cryogenic turbines. Although hydrostatic (externally pressurized) bearings were used during much of the experimental work and in the developed hardware, most of the remarks and results are applicable in the case of the so-called hydrodynamic gas bearing as well.


Journal Bearing Turbine Rotor Thrust Bearing Aerodynamic Load Turbine Inlet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Kun
    • 1
  • H. H. Ammann
    • 1
  • H. M. Scofield
    • 1
  1. 1.Linde DivisionUnion Carbide CorporationTonawandaUSA

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