On The Modeling Of Hybrid Aerostatic - Gas Journal Bearings

Stefano Morosi (Invited author), Ilmar Santos (Invited author)

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Abstract

Gas journal bearing have been increasingly adopted in modern turbo-machinery applications, as they meet the demands of operation at higher rotational speeds, in clean environment and great efficiency. Due to the fact that gaseous lubricants, typically air, have much lower viscosity than more conventional oil bearings, carrying capacity and dynamic characteristics of passive systems are generally poorer. In order to enhance these characteristics, one solution is to employ active control strategies. The present contribution presents a detailed mathematical modeling for active lubrication of a compressible fluid film journal bearing. Control forces are generated by injecting pressurized air into the bearing gap through orifices located on the bearing walls. A modified form of the compressible Reynolds equation for active lubrication is derived. By solving this equation, stiffness and damping coefficients can be determined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition
VolumeTrack: Fluid film bearings
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventSociety of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Annual meeting - Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Annual meeting
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Period01/01/2010 → …

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