Shaft Center Orbit in Dynamically Loaded Bearings

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The aim of this work is to demonstrate how to utilize the bearings damping coefficients to estimate the orbit for a dynamically loaded journal bearing. The classical method for this analysis was developed by Booker in 1965 and described further in 1972. Several authors have refined this method over the years. In 1966 Jorgen W. Lund published an approach to find the dynamic coefficients of a journal bearing by a first order perturbation of the Reynold's equation. These coefficients made it possible to perform a rotor-bearing stability analysis for a statically loaded bearing. In the mid seventies Jorgen W. Lund pointed out in lecture notes that the dynamic damping coefficients of the bearing could be used to find the shaft orbit for dynamically loaded bearings. For simplicity the "Short-Width-Journal-Bearing Theory" is used as a basis for finding the damping coefficients in this work, but the method is general and the damping coefficients could have been found also by numerical solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2005
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventWorld Tribology Congress III - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 12 Sep 200516 Sep 2005
Conference number: 3


ConferenceWorld Tribology Congress III
CountryUnited States
CityWashington DC

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