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.