A mathematical model is elaborated with analytical relations for transfer functions and for gas-film stiffness and damping coefficients for self-acting and externally pressurized gas journal bearings with four supply orifices positioned at the center plane for rotating shaft displacements near the bearing center. Averaging and corrective coefficients are elaborated. In this paper static and dynamic characteristics of self-acting gas bearings are investigated. Results derived using the developed mathematical model are compared with the results derived from numerical computations of a non-linear distributed parameter model of the gas bearings. The results obtained demonstrate that analytical data are in good agreement with the numerical data for wide range of parameters and the mathematical model developed makes the simple calculation of static and dynamic characteristics of self-acting gas bearings possible. Derived analytical relations for transfer functions and for gas-film coefficients of gas bearings provide an efficient means for designing rotor-bearing systems.
Modeling and Identification of Gas Journal Bearings: Self-Acting Gas Bearing Results
Contributed by the Tribology Division for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division July 31, 2001 revised manuscript received February 5, 2002. Associate Editor: L. San Andre´s.
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Belforte , G., Raparelli , T., and Viktorov, V. (September 24, 2002). "Modeling and Identification of Gas Journal Bearings: Self-Acting Gas Bearing Results ." ASME. J. Tribol. October 2002; 124(4): 716–724. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1472458
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