Steady State Performance Characteristics of a Single Pad Externally Adjustable Fluid Film Bearing.

Shenoy, Satish B and Pai, Raghuvir B (2008) Steady State Performance Characteristics of a Single Pad Externally Adjustable Fluid Film Bearing. Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design and Manufacturing, 2 (5). pp. 937-942. ISSN 1881-3054

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Abstract

The steady state performance characteristics of centrally loaded 60 degree single pad externally adjustable partial arc bearing is studied theoretically. Principal feature of the bearing is the facility to control its radial clearance and circumferential film thickness gradient, during operation. The bearing has aspect ratios of 1.0, 0.5 and 0.25 and operates over a wide range of eccentricity ratios and adjustments. Steady state performance characteristics of the bearing are presented in terms of attitude angle, load carrying capacity, oil flow and friction variable. The steady state form of Reynolds equation in two dimensions is solved numerically using the finite difference method. The effect of tilt and the radial adjustments on the steady state performance characteristics are presented in the form of plots. A comparative study predicts that negative radial and negative tilt adjustment results in better load carrying capacity with reduced oil flow and friction.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright (c) 2008 by The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centrally Loaded, Externally Adjustable, Tilt and Radial Adjustments, Partial Arc Bearing, Steady State Characteristics
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 09:00
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2012 09:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3040

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