Test bench for Tilty Pad Journal Bearings. During my scholarship I contributed to looking for the main bearings to build the Tilty Pad Journal Test Rig. I found them using Excel (with internal macros). In this manner I selected them from a whole super precision bearing catalog. The catalogs I used are about SKF and FAG. After I drew the “coarse sketch” of the main shaft considering notch effects to avoid fatigue failures. Al last I set up the dynamic behavior of shaft using FEM analysis.