fluid-film bearing

fluid-film bearing

[¦flü·əd ′film ‚ber·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
An antifriction bearing in which rubbing surfaces are kept apart by a film of lubricant such as oil.
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In 1983, Heshmat began work on a program supported by NASA to develop a fluid-film bearing for use in pumping fluids to the space shuttle's main engine.
Stability and damped critical speeds of a flexible rotor in fluid-film bearings, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering 96(2): 509-517.
Thermohydrodynamic Instability in Fluid-Film Bearings
Chapters on general considerations are followed by sections on fluid-film bearings, rolling element bearings, and seals and monitoring.
asked the builder to use fluid-film bearings in place of ball bearings.