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Simple modeling of hydrostatic bearings
Author(s): Charlie Hull
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Paper Abstract

Hydrostatic bearings are a key component for many large telescopes due to their high load bearing capacity, stiffness and low friction. A simple technique is presented to model these bearings to understand the effects of geometry, oil viscosity, flow control, temperature, etc. on the bearings behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91455A (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055696
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Charlie Hull, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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