In high speed compressors and turbine drive trains, the tilting 5-pad journal bearings are applied. Tilting-pad journal bearings are good option because they have very good hydrodynamic stability at high speed and are less sensitive to load direction and shaft misalignment. The paper introduces thermo-elastic deformations of tilting 3-pad journal bearing with asymmetric support of pads and operating at the conditions of adiabatic oil film. The deformations of pads were obtained based on the oil film pressure and temperature distributions. Reynolds, energy, geometry and viscosity equations have been solved numerically on the assumption of aligned orientation of bearing and journal axis and at static equilibrium position of journal.
Thermal Deformation of Pads in Tilting 5-Pad Journal Bearing
Strzelecki, S, Kusmierz, L, & Poniewaz, G. "Thermal Deformation of Pads in Tilting 5-Pad Journal Bearing." Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III. World Tribology Congress III, Volume 2. Washington, D.C., USA. September 12–16, 2005. pp. 133-134. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/WTC2005-63832
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