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Learning strategy for mechanical design (machine elements)

  1. Nov 6, 2014 #1
    Hi, I would like to establish a advancing/learning way to learn and understand machine elements. Today I tried to search for hydrodynamic radial sliding bearings on search engines but I have find only two results. Is something wrong for it? it should have another names.



    I know from seilinger combustion cycle that the name seilinger is especially for German. In English, the common name or concept for that cycle is dual cycle or limited pressure cycle or mixed cycle, seilinger is rarely used. There must be something like seilinger for my search on those bearings.

    Have a nice day.
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  3. Nov 11, 2014 #2
    Thanks for the post! Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Nov 14, 2014 #3


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    The term "hydrodynamic radial sliding bearings" describes a fairly narrow field, a subset of hydrodynamic bearings. Most bearing act radially, so the modifier "radial" is largely redundant. Sliding bearings are usually considered a separate field.

    So... I would suggest that you look under
    1) Hydrodynamic bearings
    2) Sliding bearings
    and hope that somewhere, somehow, you find the intersection of these two.
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