The influence of Injection Pockets on the Performance of Tilting-Pad Thrust Bearings: Part I - Theory

Niels Heinrichson, Ilmar Santos, Axel Fuerst

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Abstract

This is Part I of a two-part series of papers describing the effects of high pressure injection pockets on the operating conditions of tilting-pad thrust bearings. A numerical model based on the Reynolds equation is developed extending the three dimensional thermo-elasto-hydrodynamic (TEHD) analysis of tilting-pad thrust bearings to include the effects of high pressure injection and recesses in the bearing pad. The model is applied to the analysis of an existing bearing of large dimensions and the influence of the pocket is analyzed. It is shown that a shallow pocket positively influences the performance of the bearing as it has characteristics similar to those of a parallel step bearing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 8th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA2006
Volume2006
Publication date2006
Pages1-9
ISBN (Print)0791837793, 978-079183779-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis - Torino, Italy
Duration: 4 Jul 20067 Jul 2006
Conference number: 8
http://www.asmedl.org/browse/asme/volume.jsp?KEY=ASME&series=ESDA&type=c2v&id=88847

Conference

Conference8th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
Number8
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period04/07/200607/07/2006
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