Influence of pad compliance on nonlinear dynamic characteristics of tilting pad journal bearings
2013 (English)In: Tribology International, ISSN 0301-679X, Vol. 57, 46-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effect of pad compliance on the dynamic response of tilting pad journal bearings is investigated. Pad compliance is varied by changing pivot geometry and Young's modulus of pad backing and pad liner. Two pad support configurations are considered: one that allows only circumferential tilt and another one that allows both circumferential and axial tilts. Journal orbits, oil film pressure and oil film thickness are compared and discussed. It is shown that higher pad backing compliance significantly increases the journal orbit size and results in an increase in oil film pressure while oil film thickness is decreased. With a compliant liner, oil film pressure is decreased while oil film thickness is increased. Tapers at the pad edges are essential to increase the global minimum oil film thickness in compliant liner bearings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 57, 46-53 p.
Tilting pad journal bearing, Compliance, Line pivot, Ball-socket pivot
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107432DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2012.07.005ISI: 000311474800006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864545767OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107432DiVA: diva2:575889
QC 20130109. Updated from submitted to published.2013-01-092012-12-112015-04-09Bibliographically approved