Thermohydrodynamic analysis of cryogenic liquid turbulent flow fluid film bearings Conference Paper uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • San Andres, L.

publication date

  • January 1996