TourTour plain cylindrical air bearings

 Calculator for self acting air bearings

 Bearing length L/D
 Shaft diameter D 10-3 m
 Radial clearance dR 10-6 m
ref 2) Rotations per minute n 103 rpm
 Lubricant viscosity η 10-6 Pas
 
 Compressibility number Λ=(6ηω(R/dR)^2)/pA
 Dimensionless stiffness S1=SpAR^2/(ωdR)
 Bearing stiffness S 10-6 N/m
 Attitude angle β deg

 
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