Study of Dimple Effect on the Friction Characteristics of a Journal Bearing using Taguchi Method

Murthy, Amar A and Raghunandana, K (2017) Study of Dimple Effect on the Friction Characteristics of a Journal Bearing using Taguchi Method. In: International Conference on Advances in Metallurgy, Materials and Manufacturing, 06/03/2017, Hotel CJ Pallajio Salem.

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The effect of producing dimples using chemically etched techniques or by machining process on the surface of a journal bearing bushing to reduce the friction using Taguchi method is investigated. The data used in the present analysis is based on the results obtained by the series of experiments conducted to study the dimples effect on the Stribeck curve. It is statistically proved that producing dimples on the bushing surface of a journal bearing has significant effect on the friction coefficient when used with light oils. Also it is seen that there is an interaction effect between speeds-load and load-dimples. Hence the interaction effect, which are usually neglected should be considered during actual experiments that significantly contributes in reducing the friction in mixed lubrication regime. The experiments, if were conducted after Taguchi method, then the number of experiments would have been reduced to half of the actual set of experiments that were essentially conducted

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dimples, Journal Bearings, Taguchi Method
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechatronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 10:28
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 10:28

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