RevistaProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications
Año de publicación2019
Polímeros y compuestos
Assessment of compacted-cementitious composites as porous restrictors for aerostatic bearingsMissagia Z.M.V. | Santos J.C.D. | Silva L.J.D. | Panzera T.H. | Campos Rubio J.C. | Thomas C. |
Cementitious composites reinforced with silica, silicon carbide or carbon microfibres are designed, manufactured, characterised and tested as porous restrictor for aerostatic bearings. Carbon microfibres are residues obtained from the cutting process of carbon fibre-reinforced polymers. Porosity, permeability, flexural strength and stiffness are quite relevant in the design of aerostatic porous bearings. A 3141 full factorial design is carried out to identify the effects of particle inclusion and water-to-cement ratio(w/c) factors on the physical and mechanical properties of cementitious composites. Higher density material is achieved by adding silicon carbide. Higher porosity is obtained at 0.28 w/c level when silica and silicon carbide are used. Carbon microfibres are not effective under bending loads. Higher compressive strength is reached especially when silica particles are combined with 0.33 or 0.35 w/c. According to the permeability coefficient values the cementitious composites consisted of CMF (0.28 w/c), silica (0.30 w/c) or silicon carbide (0.30 w/c) inclusions are promising as porous restrictor; however, carbon microfibre porous bearings achieved the lowest air gap variation under the tested working conditions. © IMechE 2019.