|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||384/106 ; 384/105|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 19 인용 특허 : 7|
A compliant foil fluid film thrust bearing including a thrust disk rotor, fluid foils, spring foils, a thrust plate, and a housing thrust surface The non-rotating but compliant fluid foils, mounted on the thrust plate and/or housing thrust surface and positioned adjacent to the thrust disk, have open faced channels that induce regenerative vortex flow patterns in the process fluid. The multiple spring foils together provide a tilting pad support for the fluid foils but allow them to follow the axial and overturning motion of the thrust disk. The interact...
[ What I claim is:] [1.] A method of rotatably supporting a thrust disk on a thrust plate comprising the steps of:providing a compliant foil bearing between said thrust disk and said thrust plate, said compliant foil bearing including an annular compliant fluid foil member having a plurality of converging ramps and diverging joggles to form alternating converging and diverging wedge channels on the surface of said annular compliant fluid foil member facing said thrust disk;mounting a spring foil member between said compliant fluid foil bearing member and...