Static characteristics of tri-taper journal bearing

Rao, D. S., Pai, R., & Hargreaves, Douglas J. (2006) Static characteristics of tri-taper journal bearing. In Hargreaves, Douglas J., Kosse, V., & Tan, A. (Eds.) Austrib 06 - International Tribology Conference, 3 - 6 December 2006, Brisbane.


The static characteristics of a tri-taper journal bearing are studied. The geometry is similar to that for a tri-lobe journal bearing and is akin to three-tapered land composite thrust bearings arranged around a bearing circle. There are three lubricant supply grooves equally spaced around the bearing periphery. Each of the three sections consists of equal lengths of the bearing base circle and a section offset from the base circle such that it merges smoothly with the base circle and provides a predetermined depth at or near to the lubricant supply groove. Performance characteristics such as load carrying capacity, power loss and lubricant flow rate of the tri-taper journal bearing are obtained by the solution of the Reynolds equation using a finite difference method and accommodating Jacobsons -Floberg-Olsson boundary conditions for iso-viscous and laminar flow. The lubricant film profile is determined by superimposing the effect of the ramp on the conventional expression for the film thickness in a journal bearing. Typical characteristics obtained are presented which will be useful to the designer.

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ID Code: 10905
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: tri, taper, journal bearings
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:49

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