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Aerostatic bearings design and analysis with the application to precision engineering: State-of-the-art and future perspectives

Lookup NU author(s): Qiang Gao, Dr Dehong Huo


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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Aerostatic bearings have been employed as an essential precision engineering element and enabling technology in numerous applications requiring precision and ultraprecision motions. This review paper aims at presenting the state-of-the-art in aerostatic bearings research and development with the emphasis on analytical and computational approaches for design and optimization of bearing performance, and further critically reviewing their future research directions and development trends in the coming decade and beyond. The paper is concluded with the discussion on the future trends and challenges in the aerostatic bearings research, and their applications and potential in precision engineering industries.

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Author(s): Gao Q, Chen W, Lu L, Huo D, Cheng K

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Tribology International

Year: 2019

Volume: 135

Pages: 1-17

Print publication date: 01/07/2019

Online publication date: 19/02/2019

Acceptance date: 13/02/2019

ISSN (print): 0301-679X

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2019.02.020