The Dynamic Stiffness of Antifriction Roller Guideways

  • J. G. M. Hallowes
  • R. Bell


The stiffness and friction characteristics of roller guideways are removed. It is shown that, whilst the static stiffness of roller guideways is adequate, the absence of any inherent dynamic stiffness magnification can induce undesirable resonances. The effectiveness of additional squeeze film devices to provide increased dynamic stiffness is analysed and shown to be a very effective and economic extension of the design of antifriction guideways.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. M. Hallowes
    • 1
  • R. Bell
    • 2
  1. 1.Staveley-Asquith DivisionHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Machine Tool Engineering DivisionUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyUK

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