Fluid Film Bearing Test Rig

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Fluid Film Bearing Test Rig

The fluid film bearing test rig is a versatile platform for demonstrating all the phenomenon in classical rotordyanamics such as unbalance response, the gyroscopic effect, and alignment issues. It is protected from unwanted vibrations by and optical grade vibration isolation table. The system used modular construction so it can be easily reconfigured. For example shaft diameter, disk location, number of disks, bearing type, etc. can all be reconfigured.

Close Up of Fluid Film Bearing

The condition of the system is monitored with eddy current noncontact position probes. The probes can also be easily reconfigured. The probes are often used in perpendicular pairs to measure orbits.

The rig is equiped with noncontact eddy current position probes.