Low Cost Externally Pressurized Air-Bearings

  • L. Devrieze
  • R. Snoeys


The application of externally pressurized air-bearings is still hampered by some specific problems; the relatively high costs, the low load carrying capacity as well as the small bearing stiffness and the sensibility to pneumatic hammering.


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© Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Devrieze
    • 1
  • R. Snoeys
    • 1
  1. 1.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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