Paper deals with the effect of turbulence on steady state performance characteristics of an eccentrically loaded 120° single pad externally adjustable fluid film bearing. The bearing has an aspect ratio of one and operates over a wide range of eccentricity ratios and adjustments. Two load-offset positions (β/χ) of 0.45 and 0.55 are considered in the present analysis. Reynolds equation incorporated with the Linearized turbulence model of Ng and Pan is solved numerically using finite difference method. A comparative study predicts that, load capacity of a bearing operating with β/χ = 0.55 and Re = 16000 is superior for negative radial and tilt adjustment configuration of the pad.

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