Comprehensive inverse design methodology of hydrodynamic Journal bearings

Raghunandana, K and Majumdar, B C (2005) Comprehensive inverse design methodology of hydrodynamic Journal bearings. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical & Materials Engineering – ICRAMME 2005, May 30 – 31, University of Malaya, Kaulalampur..

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The trend towards high power output, high speed and low power loss in engines requires a better understanding of bearing behavior. Research in this area is directed more towards different aspects involved in bearing analysis, rather than providing a comprehensive guideline on design of bearing. The effect here outlines a new inverse design methodology, for the design of oil journal bearings. The Reynolds equation has been solved for pressure (steady-state and perturbed) using finite difference method with successive over relaxation scheme. Using the perturbed pressures it has been possible to compute the four components of stiffness and damping coefficients along with the threshold of oil whirl instability of the bearings. Because of oil whirl, the shaft center shifts away from the static equilibrium position, whirls in an orbit, may ultimately come in contact with the bearing surface, thereby the bearing is likely to fail due to seizure

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Call Number: TJ5 .I26 2005
Uncontrolled Keywords: Journal bearing, Non-Newtonian lubricant, Stability, Stiffness and damping coefficients
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 10:33
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2013 10:33

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