Analysis of a Thrust Bearing with Flexible Pads and Flexible Supports

Peder Klit, Kim Thomsen

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    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
    Place of PublicationKaunas, Lithuania
    PublisherLithuanian University of Agriculture
    Publication date2007
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventBaltTrib'2007 - Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Kaunas, Lithuania
    Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


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


    • Thrust Bearing
    • Flexible pad


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