Gas-Lubricated Foil Bearings for Heat Pumps with Counter-Rotating Heat Exchanger

Heshmat, H. “Gas-Lubricated Foil Bearings for Heat Pumps with Counter-Rotating Heat Exchangers,” ASME Paper 82-DET-139, (1982) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper), 10 p.

A recently enacted program for the development of a unique, Rankine-Rankine gas-fired heat pump           system for a residential application provided the opportunity for developing a counter-rotating bearing and shaft system for the turbomachine module.  The overall system description that follows will serve to point out the particular requirements for a high-speed rotor in a gas-fired heat pump. 


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