Effect of groove location on the static characteristics of multiple axial groove water lubricated journal bearing

Rao, Srikanth D and Pai, Rammohan S and Kini, Vijaya M and Shenoy, Satish B and Pai, Raghuvir B (2009) Effect of groove location on the static characteristics of multiple axial groove water lubricated journal bearing. In: International conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, December 25-27, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

The steady state characteristics of water lubricated journal bearings having multiple axial grooves are obtained theoretically. In this the lubricant (water) is fed under pressure from one end of the bearing, through the multiple axial grooves (groove angles may vary). These bearings can use the process fluid as the lubricant, as in the case of feed water pumps. The Reynolds equation is solved numerically by the finite difference method satisfying the boundary conditions. Theoretically there should have been a linear pressure drop from inlet to exit. In this paper a study has been made to obtain the static characteristics for linear pressure drop in the grooves. It is observed that the load carrying capacity improves when smaller groove angles are used. The flow rate is substantially high as the pressure drops sharply from the exit end

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: groove location, multiple axial groove, static characteristics, water lubricated bearings
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 13:52
Last Modified: 27 May 2016 13:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146192

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