VEHICLE SUPPORT WITH COMPLIANT AIR BEARINGS

Continuing developments in high speed ground transportation have necessitated new technical advances in vehicle suspension and guidance. An example of this is the externally pressurized air bearing with a large compliant surface. This article gives a complete description of the bearing system, and a comphensive analysis of compliant bearings operating on smooth surfaces. A set of curves showing the operating performance characteristics of the bearings are given in several figures, with accompanying explanations. The principles of this system may well be applied in the future to high speed ground transportation vehicles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • Harman, C M
    • LAU, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00096046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM