Analysis of a Thrust Bearing with Flexible Pads and Flexible Supports

Peder Klit, Kim Thomsen

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Abstract

A theoretical analysis of a hydrodynamic thrust bearing is presented. The bearing investigated is used in an ndustrial product. The lubricant is water, but the results are valid also for other lubricants.At first the results from a 1-dimensional model for the fluid film forces and the associated deformation of the bearing geometry is presented. This model enlightens the influence of pad flexibility and support location and flexibility. Subsequently results from a 2-dimensional model of the bearing is presented. The model is used to carry out an optimization of the bearing design, and the obtained improvements in load carrying capacity is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBaltTrib'2007 : International Tribology Conference
EditorsJounas Padgurskas
Number of pages267
Volume1
Place of PublicationKaunas, Lithuania
PublisherLithuanian University of Agriculture
Publication date2007
Pages174-180
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventBaltTrib'2007 - Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Kaunas, Lithuania
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

ConferenceBaltTrib'2007
CityLithuanian University of Agriculture, Kaunas, Lithuania
Period01/01/2007 → …

Keywords

  • Thrust Bearing
  • Flexible pad

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