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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1969

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An Experimental Study Of The Viscoseal Bearing, Chandrakant Khumaji Shah Feb 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Viscoseal Bearing, Chandrakant Khumaji Shah

Masters Theses

The experimental data obtained from two groove geometries of the viscoseal bearing were analyzed to study the bearing characteristics and the sealing performance. The experimental bearing characteristics were compared with the Dubois and Ocvirk Short-bearing Approximation. The sealing performance analysis of the bearing included (1) the determination of the sealing coefficient which was compared with the Stair and Hale method of theoretical prediction and (2) the effect of the bearing eccentricity ratio on the sealing coefficient, which was compared with the Vohr and Chow method of theoretical prediction.

The results of the study indicated that, at constant load and speed ...