Improvement of journal bearing operation at heavy misalignment using bearing flexibility and compliant liners
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2012
A flexure journal bearing design is proposed that will improve operational behaviour of a journal bearing at pronounced misalignment. Using a thermoelastohydrodynamic model, it is shown that the proposed flexure journal bearing has vastly increased the hydrodynamic performance compared to the stiff bearing when misaligned. The hydrodynamic performance is evaluated on lubricant film thickness, pressure and temperature. Furthermore, the influence of a compliant bearing liner is investigated and it is found that it increases the hydrodynamic performance when applied to a stiff bearing, whereas the liner has practically no influence on the flexure journal bearing's performance.
|Journal||Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology|
© IMechE 2012
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 1|
- Flexure bearing, thermoelastohydrodynamic, misalignment, polymer liner
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