Thermohydrodynamic analysis of cryogenic liquid turbulent flow fluid film bearings
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Computational programs developed for the thermal analysis of tilting and flexure pad hybrid bearings, and the unsteady flow and transient response of a point mass rotor supported on fluid film bearings are described. The motion of a cryogenic liquid on the thin film annular region of a fluid film bearing is described by a set of mass and momentum conservation, and energy transport equations for the turbulent bulk-flow velocities and pressure, and accompanied by thermophysical state equations for evaluation of the fluid material properties.
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