0
research-article

THE WING FOIL ? A NOVEL COMPLIANT RADIAL FOIL BEARING DESIGN

[+] Author and Article Information
Erik E. Swanson

Xdot Engineering and Analysis 705 Dale Ave Charlottesville, VA 22903
erik@xdotea.com

P. Shawn O'Meara

Xdot Engineering and Analysis 705 Dale Ave Charlottesville, VA 22903
shawn@xdotea.com

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4038366 History: Received July 26, 2017; Revised August 30, 2017

Abstract

To meet the challenging demands for high performance, affordable compliant foil bearings, a novel compliant support element has been developed. This recently patented, novel support element uses a multidimensional array of multiple, formed, cantilever “wing foil” tabs. The wing foil bearing has all the features required to achieve state of the art performance (Gen III for radial bearings). This paper describes two radial foil beings using the wing foil and the unique design features. Test data for a 31.75 mm diameter bearing operating in air and in steam up to 42 krpm are presented to demonstrate the performance of this bearing. It is shown to have low subsynchronous vibration and reasonable damping through rigid shaft critical speeds.

Copyright (c) 2017 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In