This work is concerned with the dynamic and pressure response of a hydrodynamic tilting pad bearing for a shaft with and without DLC coating. Here it is shown that the maximum pressure point it is moved towards the center of symmetry when the DLC coating is applied. This was attributed to the decrement of the shear stresses at the surface between the shaft and the fluid. It is also shown that the amplitude of the vibration signal when analyzed through wavelet theory is lower for the case with coating compared with the no coating.

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