Mathematical model of oil flow in fluid film bearing in field of centrifugal forces is developed. Centrifugal forces for planet wheel bearing sliding surfaces and oil gap are formulated. This model is based on modification of two-dimensional Reynolds equation taking into account inertia centrifugal forces for oil film. Required modification of Reynolds equation is received from Navier–Stokes and continuity equations taking into account centrifugal forces acting on planet wheel bearing. Modified two-dimensional Reynolds equation is solved numerically using finite element discretization. Developed mathematical model, based on modified Reynolds equation, is verificated at comparison with solution of full Navier–Stokes equations system obtained in commercial software package. Results for pressure distribution in bearing with fixed axis and in planet wheel bearing are received and compared. The sufficient influence of centrifugal inertia forces in oil layer of planet wheel bearing on pressure distribution, bearing carrying force, and attitude angle is shown for specific shaft journal eccentricity ratio, eccentricity direction, and rotation velocity.
Influence of Centrifugal Forces on Oil Flow in Journal Bearing of Planetary Gear
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received August 20, 2016; final manuscript received August 26, 2017; published online November 3, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Olivier Coutier-Delgosha.
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Temis, M., and Lazarev, A. (November 3, 2017). "Influence of Centrifugal Forces on Oil Flow in Journal Bearing of Planetary Gear." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. February 2018; 140(2): 021109. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4037982
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