The Effect of Journal Roughness and Foil Coatings on the Performance of Heavily Loaded Foil Air Bearings

Report No. ARL-TR-2467
Authors: Kevin C. Radil and Christopher DellaCorte
Date/Pages: June 2001; 27 pages
Abstract: Foil air bearing load capacity tests were conducted to investigate if a solid lubricant coating applied to the surface of the bearing's top foil can function as a break-in coating.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2001