Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A T. Y. Huang and  B. Z. Wang and  S. C. Lin and  S. Y. Hsu
%D 2013 
%J  International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 79, 2013
%T A Study on Characteristics and Geometric Parameters of the Flat Porous Aerostatic Bearing
%U http://waset.org/publications/16415
%V 79
%X A CFD software was employed to analyze the
characteristics of the flat round porous aerostatic bearings. The effects
of gap between the bearing and the guide way and the porosity of the
porous material on the load capacity of the bearing were studied. The
adequacy of the simulation model and the approach was verified. From
the parametric study, it is found that the depth of the flow path does not
influence the load capacity of the bearing; the load capacity of the
bearing will decrease if the thickness of the porous material increases
or the porous material protrudes above the bearing housing; the
variation of the chamfer at the edge of the bearing does not affect the
bearing load capacity. For a bearing with an air gap of 5μm and a
porosity of 0.1, the average load capacity and the pressure distribution
of the bearing are nearly unchanged no matter the bearing moves at a
constant or a varying speed.

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