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High Temperature Bearing Test Rigs
Bearing Characteristics Testing
  • High speed (70,000 RPM) and low speed (14,000 RPM) operation
  • Stiffness & Damping Measurement
  • Thermal Gradient Effects
  • Ambient Pressure Performance
  • Scalability to larger bearings
  • Dust & Sand Ingestion
  • Analytical Model Validation
Bearing Analysis
  • Bearing compliant structure response
  • Compressible gas fluid film behavior
  • Combined fluid / structural / thermal
Low speed foil bearing test rig at 760 degrees C (1,400 degrees F)
 
Above: Low speed foil bearing test rig at 760°C (1,400°F)
 
High speed test rig with heating elements activated
 
Above: High speed test rig with heating elements activated
 

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