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Aerostatic bearing

Aerostatic bearing

Aerostatic bearing

This example models a jet acting on a bearing. This jet creates a thin layer of air between the bearing and the support. The force acting on the bearing permits to compensate the gravity force.
The figure represents the jet with arrows indicating the direction of the flow. It can be seen that a vortex is created between the bearing and the support. Particles Tracking (coming from the jet) has been used to visualise this vortex.
This application has been solved with OOFELIE coupled with FINE™/Hexa.