Experimental measurement of the dynamic pressure distribution in a squeeze-film bearing damper executing circular-centered orbit Academic Article uri icon


  • A review of previous experimental measurements of squeeze-film damper (SFD) forces is given. Measurements by the authors of SFD pressure fields and force coefficients for circular-centered orbits with ϵ = 0.5 are described and compared with computer predictions. For Reynolds numbers over the range 2–6, the effect of fluid inertia on the pressure fields and forces is found to be significant. © 1987 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Andres, L., & Vance, J. M.

citation count

  • 29

publication date

  • January 1987