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Dynamics of rotors on refrigerant-lubricated gas foil bearings

Abstract : The gas foil bearing (GFB) technology is considered one of the key factors for the intended transition to oil-free rotating machinery in future transportation systems. Besides numerous advantages in terms of size, weight, efficiency, and cleanliness, GFBs offer the unique ability to be lubricated with working fluids such as refrigerants. However, the computational analysis of refrigerant-lubricated GFB–rotor systems represents an interdisciplinary problem of enormous complexity and with conflicting interests between all-encompassing but efficient modeling and solution approaches. This thesis succeeds in exploring and pushing forward existing limits of feasibility and thereby establishes a new strategy that enables stability and bifurcation analyses.
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Tim Leister. Dynamics of rotors on refrigerant-lubricated gas foil bearings. Mechanics []. Université de Lyon, 2021. English. ⟨NNT : 2021LYSEI010⟩. ⟨tel-03213648⟩



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